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Observed: 23rd April 2011 By: sevenoysterssevenoysters’s reputation in Invertebratessevenoysters’s reputation in Invertebratessevenoysters’s reputation in Invertebrates
60d_1715 query

small member of the Lepidoptera family feeding on Chalk Milkwort.

    Likely ID
    a pyraustine moth (Pyrausta sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


corylus's picture

Does Pyrausta look like this from the side view?

A very long shot.

Hazel Trevan

DavidNotton's picture

family names

for info, family names all end in -idae, like Pyralidae. Lepidoptera is the name of an order, not a family, and is a higher rank, including lots of different families.

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thanks to corylus and David Notton for the ID. - and for the info re family names. Much appreciated.