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1363 ~ Pyrausta ostrinalis
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed throughout the British Isles but not as common as P. purpuralis.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded in a handful of sites in the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-21mm.

Confusion species


P. purpuralis.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Habitat

Open country, preferring grassland or chalk.

Foodplant

Thought to feed on corn mint and thyme spp.

Lifestage data

Lifestage data for this species has yet to be documented.
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