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Unidentified moth

By rdown
Can anyone identify this moth please. It's body is about 1 cm long and there were several flying today around a Sage plant in my garden. This one rested for a while on a nearby Marjoram plant.

Tags: Macro Moth Closeup Olympus e500 Mint moth Wildlife and nature

Voters: bunbeam, norton, piccy and 6 more


bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2006 7:21PM
it could be a mint moth but i`m no expert.. lovely shot

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norton 16 2 6 Jersey
29 Jul 2006 7:26PM
Nicely detailed shot,well captured....

bumbleb3 14 358 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2006 7:26PM
lovely colours.If it is this rust brown with orange markings I have nothing to resemble it in my book
Pogs 13 13 England
29 Jul 2006 7:43PM
Great macro
rdown 15
29 Jul 2006 8:12PM
Well that was a pretty quick identification. It does indeed fit the various descriptions for Mintmoth on the web. Thanks so much. I shall look for some larvae tomorrow as I have mint and marjoram growing where they were flying. Must get myself a good micro moth book. I have Bernard Skinners brilliant Moths of the British Isles but it only covers macro moths.
Ajack 14
29 Jul 2006 8:48PM
Nice shot of the tiny Moth

pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2106 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 10:28PM
A micro-moth, pyrausta purpuralis.
A very good shot of such a tiny moth.

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