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Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Purple and Gold
63.0070 (B&F: 1362)


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

Common

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).

Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 19 viii 2018
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Seaford Head, 27 iv 2011
Photo: Nick Linazasoro
Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Seven Sisters, 25 iv 2011
Photo: Roy Wells
Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mill Hill, 11 iv 2011
Photo: Janet Richardson
Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mill Hill, 15 iv 2010
Photo: Colin Knight
Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ripe, 18 viii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Stump Bottom, 26 viii 2007
Photo: Steven Teale

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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