Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Purple and Gold
63.0070 (B&F: 1362)
Resident. Sometimes fairly common to common and occasionally very common on herb-rich downs and in woodland clearings. Widespread in the south, less so in the north. Very local in numbers. Double-brooded, flying mainly from late April to early June and again, more numerously, from late June to the second week of September. Adults have been seen during every week from early April to the third week of September. Larvae have been associated with self-heal. (Pratt, 2011).