Saturday, 14 May 2011

Pyrausta species query...

Pyrausta ostrinalis ?
Pyrausta purpuralis.
Whilst looking through my photos of these pyralids from Kenfig on 24th April today one photo struck me as different. P. purpuralis and P. ostrinalis are very similar but i noticed the paler yellow markings and strong subterminal bands on the upper and underwings of the top photo.
Is this P. ostrinalis ?


  1. Sorry Paul, I'd want to see the underside of the hindwings before I accept it's ostrinalis.

  2. OK Dave, will look for that feature in future.