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Pyrausta purpuralis ???

Pyrausta purpuralis ???
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Vivtar 100/3.5 Macro 1:2, Digital ISO 200, 49mm B+W Skylight KR1,5
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-21 7:19
Viewed: 4144
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Purpermotje (Pyrausta purpuralis) of muntvlindertje (Pyrausta aurata)

Het verschil tussen aurata en pupuralis is moeilijk, maar bij de ondervleugels van purpuralis zit hier een grote ronde vlek boven die smalle band. Die band is overigens ook smaller en veel bleker van kleur dan aurata.

Bovenvleugels; aan de tekening heb je helemaal niets, de kleur zegt soms wel veel, aurata heeft meer een roze-rode (beetje afgevlogen ex. vaak rood) gloed en bij purpuralis kan het vaak tegen de roze-paars aan zitten.

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Hi Thijs,
that's a wonderful shot - I know this moth is very tiny, also have them in my garden.
And not easy to make a good shot, their wings are reflecting - but you made is excellent, very good sharpness and brilliant colours, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very good identification. You can check it on my website.
Anyway: great colours and composition. Thanks


Hello Thijs,
very intersting, surprisingly colourful day active moth.
As for the ID I am sure you are right.
Definitely good details for the small size of the object, and realistic colours that I can confirm having seen this unusually looking moth this summer here in Austria, too.
Well fitting BG, creating a dense atmosphere of mystical beauty.
With thanks, and best regards,

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