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Pyrausta aurata, Cambridge

Observed: 20th April 2012 By: martinjohnbishopInvertebrates expert
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Species with which Pyrausta aurata interacts

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Mint Moths

Why is no not Pyraustra purpalis Martin ?

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I was following the

I was following the description in http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=1361 and http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=1362 which suggested to me P. aurata. However, I am open to suggestions.

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General markings to me do

General markings to me do suggest aurata but they can be tricky to separate.

http://www.upperthames-butterflies.org.uk/Moth_files/Pyraustas_difficult...

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Pyraustas

http://www.upperthames-butterflies.org.uk/Moth_files/Pyraustas_difficult...

The Second Post latest is as purpalis as you suggest this one technically a little bit more difficlt although likely to be aurata but the wings could do eith opening a little to reveal more

Nice macros by the way Martin

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Thank you.

Thank you.

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Moth

No problem Martin enjoyed your extensive range of images :-) Please keep them coming

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