Synaphe punctalis Moth Synaphe punctalis

Synaphe punctalis moth
Synaphe punctalis, no common English name, can be found flying in the day (especially the male) or the night. It is native to much of Europe and in recent years was said to be prevalent in the UK only on the south coast but this and others were in Surrey, so maybe its range is growing. Thanks to Martin Starnes for the photo. Wingspan 22-27mm; UK flight time Jun-Aug. Caterpillars eat mosses.