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1362 ~ Pyrausta purpuralis
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-22mm.

Confusion species

P. Aurata and P. ostrinalis.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Open country, preferring grassland or chalk.


Corn mint and Thyme spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds between spun leaves. Pupal site unknown.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 31st July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 8th Sept 2011, Llanfyllin