Whilst sitting in my garden this morning, I moved an old pot that had been standing there for too long doing nothing. There was a piece of old cloth at the bottom of it. When I lifted the cloth, I was surprised to see this big dark coloured Moth. YIKES…I had never seen anything like it before.
I did think at first of the Peppered Moth This is the Moth that Evolution, because of pollution, had turned from white to black . Middlesbrough being an industrial town during earlier days, I thought seemed plausible. But then i noticed the red markings on the back of the Moth. So checking on the internet, I was disappointed and surprised not to find anything that fitted the description of the Moth I had discovered.
If anyone out there can throw any light on this, I would be very greatful.