Crambidae : Pyraustinae
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Pyrausta ostrinalis

(Hübner, 1796)1363 / 63.008

Davey, P., 2009: A double-brooded species that shares the same life cycle and habitat preferences as Pyrausta purpuralis1362. In Dorset, the moth is rare, although potentially under-recorded as it is likely to be mistaken Pyrausta purpuralis1362. The following are verified records: West Bexington, at MV light on 20 August 1996, 17 August 1997, 25 July 1999, 29 July 1999, 24 August 2000 (R Eden), Freshwater Bay, at MV light on 8 August 1992 (Dr J Langmaid), Durdle Door, at MV light on 15 July... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 15-21 mm
Flight: May / June and July/ August
Foodplant:   Thyme
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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