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Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)

Mother of Pearl
63.0380 (B&F: 1405)

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


Resident. Often fairly common to common at light in gardens. Probably generally distributed. Generally single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to mid September. Partial second generations are occasionally recorded in October. Larvae feed on stinging nettle. (Pratt, 2011).

Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)
Climping, 25 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley
Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)
Battle, 27 vii 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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