Pyrausta purpuralis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

CRAMBIDAE

Pyraustinae

Las Descargues, 16 June 2009
Pyrausta purpuralis Adult

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© Robin Howard

Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan: 19-22mm

Imago: A bivoltine moth on the wing from April to October when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all grassland sites particularly those in calcareous areas. Also taken regularly during daylight.

Larva: Feeds on Thymus, Mentha arvensis.

 

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