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Pyrausta purpuralis
Common Purple & Gold
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Pyrausta aurata
Small Purple & Gold (Mint Moth)

(Scopoli, 1763)1361 / 63.006
=Mint Moth
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 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
11/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/09/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
10/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/09/2021127TM18 - Diss
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Wingspan: 18-20 mm.
Flight: May - June and again through July and August.
Foodplant:   Mints.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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