At the moment.... mostly about moths

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Pyrausta aurata

Flitting around the nettles today were several of these lovely moths, I think they must be 1 of my favourites.

Pyrausta aurata

Also known as the Mint Moth there actually several similar species, such as P. purpuralis, P. ostrinalis, P. sanguinalis, P. despicata and P. nigrata. They're all just as attractive, but generally don't occur in gardens so I've yet to see any of them.

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