Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Macro moth



We saw this delightful little (about 15mm long) moth on our thyme bush today. I haven't identified it yet but I thought I'd share it with you.

3 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

I've just found out it's name is Pyrausta aurata.
For such a distinctive little moth it's surprising there's not a common name.

There's a really good search engine for identifying moths at http://ukmoths.org.uk/.

Also http://www.suffolkmothgroup.org.uk/index.shtml is worth a look with it's impressive gallery.

29 April 2009 21:08  
Blogger Paul said...

Custard Spot

3 May 2009 21:15  
Blogger Matt said...

I like Custard Spot, but I've just been told it's common name is Mint Moth (thanks Paul G) because it likes eating mint.

4 May 2009 17:42  

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