|2470 ~ Small Purple-barred ~ Phytometra viridaria|
A relatively scarce and local species found at a few scattered sites throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 19-20mm.
Pyrausta despicata (micro moth).
Calcareous grassland, heathland, moorland, woodland rides and coastal sand-dunes.
Common milkwort, heath milkwort and lousewort.
Overwinters as a pupa in cocoon in leaf litter. Larva late June-early Sept.
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Photo by MJD, 27th May 2012, Llanymynech
Photo by GBC, 21st June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy