Gooseberry or Magpie Moth
The Gooseberry or Magpie moth is often mistaken for a butterfly. The moth usually appears in the middle of the summer and continues until autumn. The wings of the moth have a white background with patches of black. At the base of the forewings is a yellow patch and near the middle there is a band of yellow between two rows of black spots.
GalleriesLepidoptera: Moths and Butterflies
Nicholson, George The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, Div. VI (London, England: L. Upcott Gill, 1884)