Monday, 5 July 2021

Pine Shoot Moth

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.

1 comment:

  1. Smart moth. You've been getting around a bit recently & seeing some great stuff.