Common Rustic Moth Mesapamea secalis

Common Rustic Moth
Common Rustic Moth
The Common Rustic is a very variable moth with some of its forms looking remarkably similar to other "Rustic" moths.
In addition, it has been split into three species which are almost indistinguishable: the Common Rustic, the Lesser Common Rustic and Remm's Rustic.
Common Rustic Moth
Just one of its many forms.
Common Rustic Moth
Common Rustic Moth
Large eyes, upturned "nose" and raised "hairstyle" of the Common Rustic. Wingspan 27-30mm; UK flight Jul-Aug.
 

Lesser Common Rustic Moth Mesapamea didyma

Leeser Common Rustic Moth
Leeser Common Rustic Moth
The Lesser Common Rustic is also very variable in form but the dark form with white "eyes" are often Lesser Common Rustics.
Wingspan 22-30mm; UK flight Jul-Aug.