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Pyrausta despicata (Scopoli, 1763)

Straw-barred Pearl
63.0050 (B&F: 1365)

Pyrausta cespitalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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


A resident species usually occurring sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats but it is sometimes common and occasionally even very common by day on the downs, along some parts of the coast, and at Beckley. Well distributed on the chalk and along parts of the coast, but colonies are scarce in the north. Very local in high numbers, and in decline. Double-brooded, flying mainly from late April to mid May and again, more numerously, from late June to the second week of September, although adults have been recorded in every week from the second week of April to mid September. Larvae feed on ribwort plantain. (Pratt, 2011).

Pyrausta despicata (Scopoli, 1763)
Brighton, 02 viii 2020
Photo: Colin Piper
Pyrausta despicata (Scopoli, 1763)
Downs above Seaford, 3 iv 2021
Photo: Bob Eade
Pyrausta despicata (Scopoli, 1763)
High and Over, 22 iv 2013
Photo: Bob Eade
Pyrausta despicata (Scopoli, 1763)
Lindfield, 05 vii 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman
Pyrausta despicata (Scopoli, 1763)
Mill Hill, 29 iii 2011
Photo: Neil Hulme
Pyrausta despicata (Scopoli, 1763)
Mill Hill, 01 iv 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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