Mother of Pearl Moth Pleuroptya ruralis

Mother of Pearl moth In certain light and direction, the wings take on a mother of pearl sheen.
Mother of Pearl moth
Mother of Pearl moth Wingspan 26-40mm; UK flight time Jul-Aug.
Mother of Pearl moth In daylight
 
Mother of Pearl moth
Mother of Pearl moth
Mother of Pearl moth In the dark the wings can look translucent.
This Mother of Pearl moth has a case of mistaken ID, having chosen the closest look-alike in the moth book for a potential mate.