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MSA

I may be relaxed but I'm not drunk....
I really feel I ought to be able to get these but just can't find a match to any of them! I suspect 8507 could be a variation of Mottled Rustic, but not at all sure; for 8506 I hovered around pyrausta purpuralis which I believe goes brown, however the hindwing appeared unmarked (not visible in photo) and the other one I'm completely clueless about.
 

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davidg

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No 1 is probably Knot Grass but I'm not 100%
No 2 is probably Small Rivulet but I'd like to know what size it was
No 3 is Least Yellow Underwing

David

NB just saw your reference to Pyrausta, so I'm happy it must be Small Rivulet
 

condliffen

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No reason to doubt David's IDs - all look good to me. I understand the reservation on the Knot Grass, but I reckon it has to be that.
Neale
 

MSA

I may be relaxed but I'm not drunk....
Thanks David, Small Rivulet certainly spot-on size-wize, and the Least YU obvious now I know! I'm not too sure about Knot Grass for the first one though, I've seen a few and they all have an obvious "eye" circle about 1/3 down the wing; having said that, I'm struggling for an alternative.
 

Bananafishbones

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Thanks David, Small Rivulet certainly spot-on size-wize, and the Least YU obvious now I know! I'm not too sure about Knot Grass for the first one though, I've seen a few and they all have an obvious "eye" circle about 1/3 down the wing; having said that, I'm struggling for an alternative.

Mark, I had two Least Yellow Underwings yesterday, a what a lovely looking thing it is.
Dave
 
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