Geometridae » Ennominae
One would be forgiven for thinking this is a butterfly. This is a large pale lemon moth with distinctive pointed hindwings with two reddish-brown spots on the bases. There are darker cross-lines on the forewings and hindwings. The colours fade as it gets older and it becomes whiter. Wingspan 40 to 50mm.
The adult flies June to mid-August. It is attracted to light, and is found in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens. A fairly common and widespread species. The larva feeds on various broadleaved trees and shrubs.
© Pete Hillman June 2014.