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Moth

Found this moth on my stair-carpet at 03.00 today, 18 October 2015. I didn't see it come into the house (or leave it, so it's probably still around).

It's an Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa). Probably a resident species, with numbers boosted by seasonal immigration.

Picture added on 15 December 2015 at 23:48
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