Roger photographed this beautiful Herald moth at his home in Wimborne on 07/09/17.
A resident moth, Heralds can be found Aug-Nov and Mar- June after hibernation. They prefer caves or outbuildings to hibernate.
They often feeds for long periods, night after night at flowers, including ivy flowers, over-ripe berries and at sugar if provided.
Do you suppose it chose this place to rest because of its colour blending so well with the background?