Dotted Border moth, female

The females of a few of our macro-moths are completely wingless such as the Vapourer and Mottled Umber. A few have tiny wings like the Early Moth and Winter Moth, but the vestigial wings of the Dotted Border female shown here are larger, about half size. This one was found well camouflaged on the trunk of an oak tree.

Dotted Border female, 11 April 2014, Cold Harbour Coppice