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Photo taken on 4/07/08 on Dunstable Downs, Beds.

This is a  day-flying moth, found in verges and other grassy places between June and July. It is so-called because it is initially sooty black, though it changes to a dark brown after a few days. It has a white edge to the wing-tips, as is clearly shown in this photo.

Photo taken on 1/07/09 at Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks.

 

Photo taken on 1/07/09 at Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks.

 

Photo taken on 1/07/09 at Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks.