Common and widespread. Our most commonly recorded crambid.
Larger than many of the macro-moths !
Colourful sheen to all wings, hence English name.
Flies at night and is easily disturbed by day from nettle patches.
(note 2019 name change from Pleuroptya ruralis to Patania ruralis)
Recorded in 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.