|1361 ~ Pyrausta aurata|
Resident. Locally common but patchy distribution throughout the British Isles.
Found at scattered sites throughout the county, but never common.
Wingspan : M & F, 15-18mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever foodplant is found.
Water mint and other mint spp.
Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first feeds on underside of leaf and later forms a web amongst the flowers and feeds within. Pupates in a cocoon in the larval feeding place.
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Photo by PRW, 19th Aug 2006, Commins Coch