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Common Purple & Gold

Pyrausta purpuralis

Description:

The wingspan is ca. 20 mm. The forewings have a red-violet color with large patches of gold in the basal region and in the middle; the hindwings are dark with a golden band. The moth flies from May to September depending on the location. The species is active during the day. The larvae feed on mint and thyme.

Habitat:

Spotted at the margins of deciduous forest. Reserva de la Biosfera del Río Eo.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/640 sec.; f/13; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired

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arlanda
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arlanda

Spotted on Aug 19, 2015
Submitted on Nov 3, 2015

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