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.
Just one of its many forms.
Large eyes, upturned "nose" and raised "hairstyle" of the Common Rustic.
Wingspan 27-30mm; UK flight Jul-Aug.
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.