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Pyrausta nigrata (Scopoli, 1763)

Wavy-barred Sable
63.0090 (B&F: 1366)

Pyrausta anguinalis (Hübner, 1796)

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


A resident species usually occurring sparingly, but it is occasionally common or even very common by day on short herb-rich turf situated on chalk scree; also recently found at Beckley. Very local, distinctly episodic in high numbers, and currently almost entirely restricted to the downs between Slindon and Eastbourne. Double-brooded, flying mainly from late April to early June and again from late June to late August, although adults have been seen in every week from early April to late August. Larvae have been associated with squinancy wort. (Pratt, 2011).

Pyrausta nigrata (Scopoli, 1763)
Steyning, 03 viii 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Pyrausta nigrata (Scopoli, 1763)
Mill Hill, 28 iv 2013
Photo: Neil Hulme
Pyrausta nigrata (Scopoli, 1763)
Mill Hill, 13 iv 2010
Photo: Neil Hulme
Pyrausta nigrata (Scopoli, 1763)
Malling Down, 11 vi 2006
Photo: Adrian Thomas
Pyrausta nigrata (Scopoli, 1763)
Notable size difference between individuals
Mill Hill, 11 v 2013
Photo: Dave and Penny Green

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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