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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 7-10mm.

Foodplant: Wild Thyme and Corn Mint.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188319041883
Year last recorded19041883188320141883
Number of records121171
Number of individuals000140
Unique positions121141
Unique locations121101
Adult records000160
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 22 records from 15 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1363 Pyrausta ostrinalis 01
© Paul Millard

Species Account

Similar species: 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Under-recorded due to confusion with P. purpuralis (Linnaeus), there are occasional scattered records from all five vice-counties.

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