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8335c

Observed: 26th August 2013 By: Martin TaylorMartin Taylor’s reputation in InvertebratesMartin Taylor’s reputation in Invertebrates
 8335c
Description:

day-flying, 1 cm approx. body length, nectaring on mint

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Small Purple & Gold (Pyrausta aurata) interacts

Comments

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8355c

I agree with identification- especially when I review other photos with same i-d.
I was initially put off by the complete lack of purple. Any other experiences similar to mine?

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Small Purple & Gold...

... is one of those misleading "common" names available on iSpot as an option for most/all micro-moths. More correct would be "More or less Brown unless very fresh and then only when viewed at the right angle & Gold", but that is a bit of a mouthful. Stick with "aurata" = golden, as that is the colour of the spots

Robert Homan