Sunday, 23 August 2015

Confirmations please

Alot of moths around the trap last night - I managed to pot a number of micros that I'm now working through.

I think I have Ancylis badiana, Pyrausta aurata and Pyrausta purpuralis.

Can someone confirm please?

Mark Griffiths, Garsington, Oxford


  1. Hello Mark, yes to Ancylis badiana but unfortunately you can't reliably separate those two Pyrausta species based on their forewing markings. The way to tell them apart is explained here:

  2. thanks Dave - shame I didn't get the underside photos, that might have helped.


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