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Observed: 1st April 2012 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
01.04.2012 Moth (2)
Description:

Small mothlike invertebrate, mostly brown.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pyrausta despicata interacts

Comments

Douglas's picture

Michael may well be right but

Michael may well be right but to me the markings don't look quite right...

Thought it would be a little early for this species also, but if Michael knows the species well, I have no grounds to doubt him.

Best wishes,

Douglas

Michael Skelton's picture

Pyrausta

I agree that the markings are not typical, but I have seen many different forms of this species illustrated, and it is indeed about in numbers at present. It always emerges earlier hereabouts than the books indicate.
There is a good selection of photos at: www.lepiforum.de/cgi-bin/lepiwiki.pl?Pyrausta_Despicata
Michael

Douglas's picture

I'm sure you're right, just

I'm sure you're right, just not a species I've come across.

Best wishes,

Douglas