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1363 ~ Pyrausta ostrinalis
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed throughout the British Isles but not as common as P. purpuralis.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded in a handful of sites in the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-21mm.

Confusion species

P. purpuralis.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Open country, preferring grassland or chalk.


Thought to feed on corn mint and thyme spp.

Lifestage data

Lifestage data for this species has yet to be documented.
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Montgomeryshire photos