Saturday, 24 July 2010

Pyrausta ??

Sitting in the garden I saw a very colourful moth. Unusually it even waited for me to put a cappuccino down and go for my macro lens.

Looking online it would appear to be a Pyrausta but is it aurata or purpuralis?

Studying the photos on the web I am inclined to think it is aurata but it has more gold than the photo I have found which I understand purpuralis has but then it has less than the photos I have seen of that. Any help with the id would be appreciated as I have only recently started exploring the world of moths.


  1. That is a beauty.
    I'd be inclined to go with 'aurata' too.

    I found this link

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  2. Thank you for the link and comment. I did enjoy the rest of my weekend as you will see from my next post. I hope you had a good weekend.