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Mint Moth

Pyrausta aurata

Description:

It is a small moth active by day.The purplish-brown wings have a span from 10 - 15 mm, and a single golden yellow spot on each overwing and underwing. In north-west Europe it can be seen from April until the end of September, and is capable of having two generations in each season.

Habitat:

As the name suggests, the mint moth often uses mint as a food plant, though it can also be found on other species such as marjoram.

Notes:

Sometimes very difficult to determine is it Pyrausta aurata or Pyrausta purpuralis cause they are very similar, for more about that follow the link in my references! Related spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/303...

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4 Comments

injica
injica 8 years ago

Thank you ;)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Lovely spotting !

injica
injica 8 years ago

Thank you Bernadette, they are quite a refreshment in the Crambidae white/pale/colorless world ;)

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 8 years ago

Love those colors!

injica
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injica

Croatia

Spotted on Jul 26, 2013
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013

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