Help please - Pyrausta Nigrata near Oban?

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Help please - Pyrausta Nigrata near Oban?

Postby peapod » Sun 31 Jul 2011 20:09

Hi,

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Moth south of Oban... by We travel the Spaceways, on Flickr

I saw this moth near Oban last week, but looking through my books & the internet, the most likely candidate seemed to be Pyrausta Nigrata, which isn't usually found in this area
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I'm guessing I've got the wrong name, could anyone tell me what it really is?
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Re: Help please - Pyrausta Nigrata near Oban?

Postby admin » Mon 01 Aug 2011 09:33

Hi

It is most likely to be Pyrausta purpuralis (although P. ostrinalis is very similar (although not recorded near Oban)).

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Re: Help please - Pyrausta Nigrata near Oban?

Postby peapod » Mon 01 Aug 2011 19:46

Thanks!
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