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1365 ~ Pyrausta despicata
UK Status

Resident. Found locally throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few sites in the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-19mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)

Habitat

Found on dry sandy soils.

Foodplant

Plantain spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feed gregariously in woven galleries at the base of leaves. Pupates in a tough whitish cocoon in the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 28th Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 15th Apr 2014, Llanymynech