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63.007 ~ 1362 ~ Pyrausta purpuralis
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-22mm.

Confusion species

P. Aurata and P. ostrinalis.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Open country, preferring grassland or chalk.


Corn mint and Thyme spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds between spun leaves. Pupal site unknown.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 31st July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 8th Sept 2011, Llanfyllin