Adder Basking and Oak Under Attack

Lots to say about today’s expedition but most of it will have to wait. Meanwhile here is a fine adder I met:

Adder Basking in the Hot Sun

Secondly, I found an oak with edges of leaves rolled under as a home for insect eggs:

Oak Roller

I have found reference to both a moth,  Green Oak Tortrix (Tortrix viridana) and a beetle, Oak Leaf-roller (Attelabus nitens) that do this sort of thing. Neither seems well-known in northwest Scotland judging by the NBN gateway. From what I can find from a brief search on the web, the moth looks the better candidate, but I shall seek opinion from Higher Authority.

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