Small moth on ragwort. Distinctive spots on wings, but I can't match it with any id keys, so any help from a moth expert would be appreciated.
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Be it Pyrausta purpuralis or aurata, it is well off the NBN map for either species. Does that make it a relatively interesting discovery?
The NBN maps can be pretty incomplete but if you submit the record to the relevant county recorder http://www.mothscount.org/text/57/county_moth_recorders.html they should be able to let you know if it is unusual locally.
Thanks David - I've discovered that the Yorkshire Moths records are online, and mapped: http://www.yorkshiremoths.info/ . It seems there are a few records for these moths in VC63 but they're not that frequently recorded.
Lat/Lng: 53.7904, -1.7692
OS grid ref: SE153327
In a deliberately unkempt spot at the edge of campus, partly occupied by a permaculture allotment, but in a predominantly urban area. Small stream nearby.