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63.003 ~ 1367 ~ Pyrausta cingulata ~ Silver-barred Sable
UK Status

Resident. Local throughout Britain as far north as Perthshire in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Only recorded from the Llanymynech area in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-17mm.

Confusion species

P. nigrata.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Recorded from sandy areas or places with chalk or limestone.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms a silken web near the base of the plant and feeds within. Pupates in a rather large, papery, greyish-brown cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by TS, 3rd Aug 2011, Llanymynech