Better news on the Small Blue front - this butterfly has been at a low ebb in the forest for a few years, but this year its foodplant, Kidney Vetch, is much more abundant and Small Blue is already more numerous than it was in 2014, and is probably a little way off peak season.
Other species seen included singles of Green Hairstreak and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, and a surprisingly large number of Peacocks. Moths included the usual Pembrey suspects Burnet Companion, Mother Shipton and Common Heath, but Small Purple-barred was a highlight.
No lepidoptera photos I'm afraid, so I can only offer a couple of beetles. I also saw several individuals of the impressively large dune robberfly Pamponerus germanicus.
|The leaf beetle Cryptocephalus aureolus|
|The click beetle Ampedus balteatus|