home > county list > macro moths > (525 of 533)
Go UpPausePlay Species Slideshow
2470 ~ Small Purple-barred ~ Phytometra viridaria
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A relatively scarce and local species found at a few scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 19-20mm.

Confusion species

Pyrausta despicata (micro moth).

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Calcareous grassland, heathland, moorland, woodland rides and coastal sand-dunes.


Common milkwort, heath milkwort and lousewort.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in cocoon in leaf litter. Larva late June-early Sept.
Click map for larger image

Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MJD, 27th May 2012, Llanymynech

Photo by GBC, 21st June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy