|1365 ~ Pyrausta despicata|
Resident. Found locally throughout the British Isles.
Recorded from a few sites in the northern half of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 14-19mm.
time & Voltinity
Found on dry sandy soils.
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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Photo by PRW, 28th Aug 2006, Commins Coch
Photo by DB, 15th Apr 2014, Llanymynech