Mint Moth (Pyrausta aurata)

This moth is very similar to the related Pyrausta purpuralis, a slightly larger moth with a broad postmedian continuous band, usually divided into at least three yellow spots.

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Mint moth (Pyrausta aurata)

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4 Responses to Mint Moth (Pyrausta aurata)

  1. I saw my first mint moth only a couple of days ago. What beauties they are! 🙂

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  2. Beautiful – I’d love to see one of these up here in the Borders, but doubt I ever will.

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