Shining Marbled Pseudeustrotia candidula
([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Wingspan c. 22mm.
A single record of this species attracted to light in a Herefordshire garden in October 2006 was the first British record. Since then there have been a number of occurrences mainly in the southern counties during Autumn.
The adult moth is quite distinctive, marbled with a silvery-white ground color and large triangular dark patch on the leading edge of the wing.
There is also a more diffuse greyish patch on the trailing edge, forming a lozenge shape when the wings are closed.
Abroad the species ranges from Europe eastwards to Japan, occupying damp meadows and woodland clearings, where it typically flies between May and September.