|63.005 ~ 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.
|Flight 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.
Photo by PRW, 28th Aug 2006, Commins Coch
Photo by DB, 15th Apr 2014, Llanymynech