Mint Moth

Mint Moth

Observation - Mint Moth - UK and Ireland. Description: Lots of mint moths about this evening. These are probably P. aurata, but I understand definitive distinction between P. aurata and P. purpuralis on the basis of a photo only is generally frowned upon. The second image shows what i think is the difference

Lots of mint moths about this evening. These are probably P. aurata, but I understand definitive distinction between P. aurata and P. purpuralis on the basis of a photo only is generally frowned upon. The second image shows what i think is the difference between a fresh and worn example.