a late autumn moth...
By audave2505, Dec 18 2020 03:00AM
This rather dull looking moth was hiding behind the house shutters when I opened them the other morning. It's actually a male Winter Moth and common both in France and UK. It is one of the Geometer moths of which the carpet moths are perhaps the best known. Carpet moths are a similar size and shape to this one but are generally piebald with dark and pale patches or broad bands.
It's one of the species with a flightless female which presumably produces pheromone scent to attract males.
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