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Marbled Beauty Moth

I noticed this rather splendid little moth on our living room wall one day back in August.  It is a marbled beauty moth, Cryphia domestica (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).  The larvae of this species feed on lichen and, presumably, this is the reason for the lichen-like pattern on the wings of the adults.

Photo taken in Reading, UK, on 2009-08-10.

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