The stunning speckled yellow ‘Pseudopanthera macularia’ is familiar to many keen naturalists in spring.
Preferring open woodlands or scrubby grassland, adults are day fliers.
The larvae feed on wood sage, but also use white dead-nettle, woundworts and yellow archangel.
Look out for these moths along sunny woodland rides from mid-May to June.
Photos: Paul D. Brock