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Small Yellow Underwing

Observed: 21st May 2010 By: MatthewMatthew’s reputation in InvertebratesMatthew’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Landed on a bunch of oregano in hot weather

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which a pyralid moth (Pyrausta aurata) interacts

Comments

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I can see why you went for

I can see why you went for Small Yellow Underwing, but this is actually one of the micro-moths - sometimes called Small Purple and Gold. Confusingly, micro-moths are sometimes the same size or bigger than macro ones! See http://www.norfolkmoths.co.uk/micros.php?bf=13610

Rob Coleman