Red Underwing Moth Catocala nupta

Red Underwing moth
Red Underwing moth
The Red Underwing is a massive moth, hawk-moth-sized at 65-75mm wingspan, with impressive bright red underwings bordered with black then white. UK flight time Jul-Sep.
Red Underwing moth
Red Underwing moth
Red Underwing moth
First time I've noticed the claws on the end of the moth's feet as it hangs on to the wall of my house. The third photo above is from Glen Sibley of Friends of Barnfield Sandbeds, a proposed new Local Nature Reserve in Staffordshire. It was taken at a moth evening at the Sandbeds, where the moth section of this website was one of the identification aids for the event.
Red Underwing moth
Red Underwing moth
Red Underwing moth
This one was a bit bedraggled -- rescued from a birdbath.
Red Underwing moth
Red Underwing moth
Red Underwing moth
The massive moth soon dried out.