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The Small Purple-barred (Phytometra viridaria) is a species of moth in the Noctuidae family.

This species is local in Britain, inhabiting woodlands, coastal habitats, moors and heaths. This species is mainly active by day, but does also fly at night. Rather simialr to geomterids, this species has chestnut brown wings with purple barring to them. The hindwings have less distinct markings. There are some forms which are completly brown. Also similar to some day flying micros, such as Pyrausta purpuralis.

Small Purple-barred TL

When teh Small Purple-barred is active