Pine Shoot Moth Rhyacionia buoliana. A classy and readily identifiable little 'micro' which I've been looking forward to seeing. Its larvae feed on the shoots of pine trees. This one was flying around the small pine I was stood next to as I scanned the estuary, from the Imperial recreation ground.
Counts from the Imperial rec this evening, in the rain, included 160+ Curlew, 8 Whimbrel, 6 Turnstone, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 36 Shelduck and 15 Sandwich Terns.
Smart moth. You've been getting around a bit recently & seeing some great stuff.ReplyDelete