Today's post is a selection of mostly very common moths from the past couple of nights, and some flowers that I'd really appreciate some help with if possible. I like to learn about wildlife by just going out and exploring with the camera, but I've not yet got a decent field guide so progress is painfully slow.
The only birds noted today were four Crossbill on Bicton Common. Otherwise tonnes of Marbled Whites on Orcombe and the Maer, and several Silver-washed Fritillary on the commons.
Ox-tongue Conch Cochylis molliculana
Heather Knot-horn Pempelia palumbella - seen these on the commons but think this is a garden first.
Diamond-back Moth - only the one but at least one other on the commons along with several Silver Y, so some immigration in progress.
Grey Pug - dull name but a stunning moth when fresh.
Common Marble Celypha lacunana
Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana
Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciela athough I'm not entirely sure I can rule out G. schoenicolella.
Small Skipper on what I think is Bristly Ox-tongue.
Dusky Brocade - the really pale, contrasting form that I don't usually see. It bares a striking similarity to Light Brocade.
White Water Lily - Bystock
Yellow Water Lily and Azure Damselfly - Bystock.
Ground Ivy - many thanks to Gibster for confirmation and for identifying many of the plants in the photos below.
Slender St John's Wort - underside. I think I've got this right but please correct me if I'm wrong - note the orange colouration on the underside of the petals and the black dots along the edges of the sepals and petals.
Slender St John's Wort - heart-shaped leaves clasping round stem.
Slender St John's Wort
Cotton Grass species (with Bog Asphodel and Star Sedge) - this and all the species below were in the boggy areas on Bicton Common.