A Moth That Mimics A Leaf.

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This is Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa), and its is quite an extraordinary looking moth. Very distinctively shaped and patterned which make it resemble a withered leaf. It rests with its wings folded in an unusual fashion.

It is often seen during the day resting on walls, fences and foliage.

Angle Shades

Phlogophora meticulosa – This has to be one of my favourite moths which visited my moth trap last night.

Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa


Rear garden, Staffordshire, August 2017. © Peter Hillman