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1361 ~ Pyrausta aurata
UK Status

Resident. Locally common but patchy distribution throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at scattered sites throughout the county, but never common.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-18mm.

Confusion species


P. purpuralis.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Habitat

Wherever foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Water mint and other mint spp.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 19th Aug 2006, Commins Coch