Crambidae : Spilomelinae
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Immature stages

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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 2021.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/2021227TG33 - Bacton
24/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
17/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
17/09/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/09/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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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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