Crambidae : Pyraustinae
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Pyrausta aurata
Mint Moth
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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 54 (73%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
02/06/2024128TF62King's Lynn
10/05/2024228TL69Stoke Ferry
09/05/2024128TF70Foulden Common
08/05/2024128TL79Foulden
06/09/2023128TF41West Walton
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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
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