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Pyrausta aurata (Scopoli, 1763)

Small Purple and Gold
63.0060 (B&F: 1361)

Pyrausta punicealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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


A resident species usually occurring sparingly, although it is sometimes fairly common to common. Well distributed, probably generally so on and near the downs, but local and episodic in any numbers. Double-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of May to the third week of June and again, more numerously, from mid June to mid September. However adults have been seen during every week from early April to the first week of October. Larvae feed on marjoram and catmint. (Pratt, 2011).

Pyrausta aurata (Scopoli, 1763)
Crowborough, 15 viii 2014
Photo: Charles Waters
Pyrausta aurata (Scopoli, 1763)
, 11 vi 2010
Photo: Tim Davies
Pyrausta aurata (Scopoli, 1763)
Hassocks, 8 viii 2006
Photo: Jackie Leslie
Pyrausta aurata (Scopoli, 1763)
Seaford, 14 v 2006
Photo: Bob Brown
Pyrausta aurata (Scopoli, 1763)
, 0
Photo: Tony Bartlett
Pyrausta aurata (Scopoli, 1763)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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