Crambidae : Spilomelinae
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Patania ruralis
Mother of Pearl

(Scopoli, 1763)1405 / 63.038
=Pleuroptya ruralis

Norfolk status
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 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
30/09/2023127TG33Ridlington
26/09/2023127TG24Overstrand
24/09/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
11/09/2023127TG10Bowthorpe / Earlham
10/09/2023127TG32Ingham
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Wingspan: 26-40 mm.
Flight: July and August.
Foodplant:   Nettle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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