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Unknown moth

Observed: 3rd July 2011 By: johnjakejohnjake’s reputation in Invertebrates
Gt Orme 2-4 July 11 181
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pyrausta purpuralis interacts


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Any reason why this is not

Any reason why this is not Pyrausta nigrata? - continuous, sinuous pale cross line on forewing suggests this to me.

Hampshire Dragonfly recorder
Hampshire & IOW Wildlfe Trust

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Forewing colour

The forewing is not dark enough. As its name suggests, nigrata is a very dark moth on the, basically (though admittedly with some rusty-brown scales scattered across).


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