Crambidae : Pyraustinae
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Pyrausta aurata
Small Purple & Gold
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Pyrausta purpuralis
Common Purple & Gold

(Linnaeus, 1758)1362 / 63.007
Norfolk status
Flies during the day and at night.
Often confused with Pyrausta aurata. Arrangement of the postmedian markings on the forewing can form a continuous broad band, but is often broken into three.
The hindwing always has one or two yellow spots or short, broad streaks.

It is possible that P. purpuralis is being over recorded in Norfolk.

Recorded in 45 (65%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
28/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/08/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
27/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/08/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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Wingspan: c.20 mm.
Flight: May to June and July to August.
Foodplant:   Mints.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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