Bird's Wing - a garden first for me - it appears to be a pretty scarce moth in Devon.
A nice variety of moths over the last couple of nights. Birding has been really tough with the only noteworthy sightings being a Coal Tit on Orcombe yesterday, second-summer Mediterranean Gull on the beach this morning and a flock of 19 Crossbill near Four Firs yesterday.
Cream-bordered Green Pea
Hemlock Yellow Conch Aethes beatricella
Black-brindled Bell Epinotia signatana.
Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana - above and below.
Crescent Plume Marasmarcha lunaedactyla - one of several on the Maer.
White Plume Moth Pterophorus pentadactyla - Lympstone Common.
Not sure if this is Heath Spotted or Common Spotted Orchid - can anyone shed any light?
Clouded Buff - found day-flying on Bicton Common. I've struggled to find them this year.
Garden Mompha Mompha subbistrigella
Fulvous Clothes Moth Tinea semifulvella
Small Elephant Hawkmoth
Brown Elm Bell Epinotia abbreviana - above and a darker from below.
Sallow Button Acleris hastiana
Crossbill - one of at least 19 between the model aircraft carpark and Four Firs yesterday.
Sand Martin - Blackhill Quarry.
Hi Matt. Encountered both orchids recently at a local site, and IDs were helpfully provided by online contacts. From what I've learned, yours is Heath Spotted Orchid. Hope I'm right! 😄ReplyDelete
Thank you Gav - I'm sure you're right - there are lots of Heath Spotted on the commons. This one looked a bit different but I suspect it's perhaps just not in perfect habitat. It was in a bog and standing alone. The majority of Heath Spotted I see are in drier areas. Thanks again - it's always good to hear from you. All the best. MattReplyDelete