Small brown moth with gold markings.
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I've been trying to use the helpful PDF from Upper Thames Butterflies: Difficult Moths - Pyrausta. This suggests the subterminal line is diagnostic. But looking at the underwings on my photos, I can't tell whether there there is a subterminal line or just a worn and so lighter area at the base of the wings. Can you help me with this, please. Thanks!
Sorry - the reason for the Pyrausta Purpuris ID is wrong - it applies to a different moth I will upload. I wish you had two minutes grace to delete ID typos in!
On the basis of this specimen i dont think you can conclude on the wings as is in the image in any case i dont think they are sufficiently open to identify the white spot in the basal area , there are other options as well
I think the safest option is Pyraustra for what its worth it looks like P. aurata but I could be wrong (oops you managed to find the same link )
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Sorry - my reason for the P. purpuralis belongs to another insect - just uploaded. I was using at the underside of the wings to try and identify this specimen. There's a lot of yellow on them but not sure if there's a clear subterminal line. Also the abodmen underside doesn't look black. But thanks for replying!
PS - I have changed the order of the photos so the underside is the first one that people look at.
Lat/Lng: 51.046, -1.3337
OS grid ref: SU468276
On Marjoram growing on scrubby chalk grassland. Note - the satelite photo is poorly in line with the map - this was not under the trees but on open ground to the South of Whiteshute lane beside a secondary footpath.