Patania ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)
Mother of Pearl
63.0380 (B&F: 1405)
Previously:Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)
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).
Although recorded in Sussex, the database has not as yet, been updated to include these records.