Black Marram Weevil (Otiorhynchus atroapterus)

May 17th 2022

Black Marram Weevil (Otiorhynchus atroapterus) feeding on Marsh Horsetail (Equisetum palustre) Culkein Stoer (DAH). This appears to be only the second record of this beetle in Assynt, but it is very likely to be overlooked. Photo Gallery – Beetles

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Recent Sightings


Single bird in Lochinver garden (Dave McBain). A rare sighting in Assynt these days. (02/07)


Five birds (2 adult, 3 juvenile) in Glendarroch garden (Chris and Fran Barley) (02/07)

Chimney Sweeper moth

Single moth in wildflower meadow at Ardvar garden (Beccy Garvey) (01/07)

Common Dolphin

10+ very active animals off Bay of Stoer (DAH) (30/06)

Harbour Porpoise

Two animals, Loch Kirkaig (DAH) (30/06)

Common Sandpiper

Six birds, Loch Kirkaig (DAH). This will have been a family group. (30/06)

Black-throated Diver

Six birds, Loch Kirkaig (DAH) (30/06)

Harbour Porpoise

Two animals off Achmelvich Bay (DAH) (29/06)