Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina) – I found the blue sparkling spots on this moths wings and head quite beautiful. It belongs to a family of moths called Cossidae, and this is one of only three species that can be found in the British Isles. It flies at night and is attracted to light, but it can also be found resting during the daytime on tree trunks. The adults are not able to feed. They fly June to July, and frequent open woodland, scrub, parks and gardens. The larvae feed on the wood of various deciduous trees.
Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, July 2018. Nikon D7200 © Peter Hillman.