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My friend Marj photographed the enclosed on 21.7.13 at the Red Rose Forest Longsight, Manchester. We'd be very grateful if someone would identify which species it is!
It is the charming little latticed heath moth, Chiasmia clathrata
There are quite a few day-flying moths to be found in the UK.
Speckled yellow is another one (which I remember from my youth on the North Downs)
Burnets and foresters, too.
Worldwide, there are many more, and one of the more spectacular really does look like a butterfly -
the Madagascan sunset moth, Chrysiridia rhipheus - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysiridia_rhipheus , http://piclib.nhm.ac.uk/results.asp?image=411764
Curiously, though there are no British butterflies that regularly fly at night.
Thank you very much indeed!