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The mint moth is a small moth from the family Crambidae, active by day.

The purplish-brown wings have a span from 10 to 15 millimetres, and a single golden yellow spot on each overwing and underwing. The moth is very similar to the related ''Pyrausta purpuralis'', a slightly larger moth with a larger number of yellow spots.

As the name suggests, the mint moth often uses mint as a food plant, though it can also be found on other species such as marjoram. In north-west Europe.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 28, 2019. Captured in Den Alerdinckweg 2A, 8055 PE Laag Zuthem, Netherlands.