Crambidae : Pyraustinae
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Pyrausta purpuralis

(Linnaeus, 1758)1362 / 63.007

General comments:
Widespread and common resident.

If the moth is caught and examined it is easy to separate from Pyrausta aurata by the presence of yellow areas in the dark basal part of the upper surface of the hind wing. Separation from Pyrausta ostrinalis always requires sight of the underside of the forewings. It is likely that garden Thyme is used as a foodplant in some areas

Recorded in 32 (78%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
11/09/2023120SP91 - Tring
09/09/2023120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
09/09/2023120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
06/09/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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Wingspan: c.20 mm.
Flight: May to June and July to August.
Foodplant:   Mints.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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