This small grass moth was find of the day . It is Crambus pratella and it is the first confirmed record of this moth in Lancashire.
Painted lady larvae were found at several places amongst the dunes which is what you would expect after the invasion in the spring. This larva was feeding on comfrey whilst others were on spear thistle.
My first gatekeeper of the year
This leaf mine was on horse chestnut. You can see 2 mines which have the larva of Cameraria ohridella, the horse chestnut leaf miner. It is only a recent colonist to the UK which is rapidly spreading north from where it was first found in Wimbledon in 2002