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Pyrausta cingulata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Silver-barred Sable
63.0030 (B&F: 1367)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Crambidae
      »Subfamily: Pyraustinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini

Nationally Scarce B

A resident species in serious danger of extinction in East Sussex, where the moth is sometimes common by day flying over short herb-rich turf on chalk scree. Extremely local, distinctly episodic in high numbers, and currently almost entirely restricted to the downs between Eastbourne and Peacehaven; extinct in West Sussex since about 1905. Single-brooded, flying mainly between late June and early August. Larvae feed on wild thyme. (Pratt, 2011).

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Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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