Thursday 13 July 2017

Red Piercer

Red Piercer - Lathronympha strigana

A slight increase in immigrant numbers last night with 3 Dark Sword Grass, 3 Silver Y, 2 Rush Veneer and 1 Rusty-dot Pearl. Other macros included Drinker, Buff Arches, Common Emerald, Small Emerald, Small Blood-vein, Small Fan-footed Wave, Single-dotted Wave, Riband Wave, Lime-speck Pug, V-Pug, Double-striped Pug, Brimstone Moth, Early Thorn, Swallow-tailed Moth, Willow Beauty, Common Wave, Poplar Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth, Rosy Footman, Dingy Footman, Common Footman, Buff Ermine, Heart and Club, Heart and Dart, The Flame, Flame Shoulder, Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Double Square-spot, Cabbage Moth, Dot Moth, Bright-line Brown-eye, Clay, Smoky Wainscot, Coronet, Marbled Green, Small Angle Shades, Dun-bar, Dark Arches, Minor Agg, Common/Lesser Common Rustic, Uncertain, Rustic, Oak Nycteoline, Beautiful Hook-tip and Fan-foot.
Micros included Red Piercer, Garden Pebble, Small Magpie, Beautiful Knot-horn, Garden Rose Tortrix and Mother of Pearl.
Bird-wise there's very little to report but on the 11th there were 35 Turnstone, 19 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 5 Whimbrel, 7 Mediterranean Gull and 13 Dunlin off Mudbank/Imperial.
Oegoconia sp - many thanks Kev


  1. Hi Matt

    Your moth is an Oegoconia. They need to be dissected to get to species.


  2. Thanks Kev - not ready to go down that route yet - many thanks as always. Matt