Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Rustics for checking, and a Pyrausta?

I am fairly certain the moth below from last night's garden trap is Six-striped Rustic. The only thing that worried me was that the forewing only measured 13 mm, so a bit smaller then the size given in the guides.

And hopefully the next specimen below is a Flounced Rustic.

Finally, the micro below has a fw of 9mm and reminds me in shape and size of Pyrausta aurata (which is quite numerous in my garden at the moment). Is this one Pyrausta despicata?

Steve Trigg, Cookham

1 comment:

  1. Hello Steve, yes to all three (Six-striped and Flounced Rustics than Pyrausta despicata). The last one is a good moth to get as a garden record.


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