Egyptian Bollworm Earias insulana
Wingspan c. 25 mm.
A rare immigrant species probably imported from abroad, where it occurs in Africa, Asia and Europe. There have only been a handful of records in the British Isles.
The moth is superficially similar to Cream-bordered Green Pea Earias clorana but has a different resting posture and structure, and has faint, angled crosslines lacking in that species, while missing the creamy forewing leading edge.
Abroad, the species can be a pest, feeding on cotton.