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These always cause a few headaches Dave. The reniform and orbicular stigma look separate to my eyes, which means it is a Lychnis. I often find the slight purple sheen of the Campion disappears in older specimens.
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Sorry, try again. Yes, this is a Lychnis, which can also have the reniform and orbicular joined. In a Campion as fresh as this the purple would be obvious. Also the shape of the whitish subterminal cross-line on the forewing is diagnostic. On Lychnis it is gently curved in the tornal area, whereas in Campion it carries on zig-zagging.
Thanks to you both for your comments - glad you've cleared that up.
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