Crambidae : Pyraustinae
ABH BF
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Similar Norfolk Species
Pyrausta purpuralis
Common Purple & Gold
 
Pyrausta aurata
Small Purple and Gold (Mint Moth)

(Scopoli, 1763)63.006/1361
Norfolk status
Day and night flying species.
Often confused with Pyrausta purpuralis. Diagnostic arrangement of the postmedian markings on the forewing. The spot near the dorsal edge is either absent or small and broken into three parts.

Can be common in gardens where marjoram and mint grows.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2016.

 

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/06/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
25/06/2016128TF52 - Terrington
15/06/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/06/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Wingspan: 18-20 mm.
Season: May - June and again through July and August.
Foodplant:   Mints.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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