..... The typical form of Prays
fraxinella is shown below left. There has been much
confusion regarding a dark form of Prays fraxinella,
(P. fraxinella form rustica) in which
the dark markings on the forewing of a typical P.fraxinella,
show through a plain dark brown forewing colour. However,
this species has now been split and Prays ruficeps
shows an all dark forewing, with no darker markings
visible and a brown/orange head.
Commonly recorded at MV light at Eakring,
many old Eakring records are now thought to have related
to Prays ruficeps, which appears to make up most
records later in the year.