Noctuidae » Hadeninae
Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761) 73.270 BF2155
Wingspan 37-40mm. Quite a distinctively dark coloured moth with white kidney markings.
The adult flies July to August, and is found in various habitats, including gardens. The larva feeds on a wide range of plants.
© Pete Hillman July 2017.