Lilac Beauty moth

When I first saw this moth, I guessed it was unable to fly because its wings were damaged. As it turns out (UK Moths), it crumples the top of its wings at rest to improve camouflage amongst dead leaves.

Lilac beauty (apeira syringaria)

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