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Patania ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)

Mother of Pearl
63.0380 (B&F: 1405)
Previously:Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)

»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)
Hastings, 18 vii 2020
Photo: Angela Bogie
Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)
Crawley Down, 12 vii 2020
Photo: Martin Williams
Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)
Plumpton, 24 viii 2020
Photo: Carole Nicholson
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

Although recorded in Sussex, the database has not as yet, been updated to include these records.

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