Archive of: Chris Bentley

  • Ivy League

    Ivy League

    At this time of the year when relatively few plants are still in flower, Ivy is an excellent late season nectar source for many insects.

  • Sussex Emerald at Rye Harbour

    Sussex Emerald at Rye Harbour

    The Sussex Emerald moth is a very rare beast in the UK, with breeding traditionally restricted to the disturbed shingle habitats at Dungeness in Kent

  • Flies with Thighs

    Flies with Thighs

    Grubbing about on the shingle recently looking for rare spiders I came across this hoverfly with swollen femora near the Mary Stanford lifeboat House.

  • Doing the moth math

    Doing the moth math

    From 2004, when I began my employment at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, to late 2018 I ran a moth trap at Lime Kiln Cottage.