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Unknown lepidopteran

Observed: 26th April 2011 By: NaTuReNaTuRe’s reputation in InvertebratesNaTuRe’s reputation in InvertebratesNaTuRe’s reputation in Invertebrates

Small less than 2.5cm in body length. Flying eratically throughout the day during the spring months.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mint Moth (Pyrausta aurata) interacts


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Pyrausta purpuralis has more gold / yellow markings on the fore wings. It also has a white spot on each hind wing but this would probably be hidden in this shot anyway.

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Thanks Chris

I have a photo of Pyrausta aurata taken a few years ago from my back
yard. I looked it up at the time and decided it was P purpuralis; I now know better, much obliged.