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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Herbs like Wild Thyme, and Marjorum.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904188318831883
Year last recorded2014201420131883
Number of records50841
Number of individuals33520
Unique positions21741
Unique locations23741
Adult records48430
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 63 records from 35 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1365 Pyrausta despicata 04
© Andy Nunn
1365 Pyrausta despicata 03
© Damian Money
1365 Pyrausta despicata 02
© Dave Shenton
1365 Pyrausta despicata 01
© Ian Marshall, 12 July 2007

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and locally common in all five vice-counties.

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