The place was bone dry with most of the grass turned brown and many plants were withered. Here's a photograph of a moth resting on a leaf. Sadly, the number of insects encountered during this trip can easily be counted with both hands.
The first beetle for the trip was a 10 mm Chafer Beetle, encountered only after a while of walking.
A lot more walking before this commonly encountered Chafer Beetle (Adoretus compressus) was found munching on a fern leaf.
More walking before finding this Chafer Beetle (Apogonia expeditionis).
The last beetle for the trip was another commonly encountered Chafer Beetle.
As expected, the trip was not fruitful and the number of beetles encountered was pathetic. If the weather continue to be hot and dry, we would need to take a break from our macro sessions.