Family: Pyralidae

63.006 Purple and Gold Pyrausta aurata

There are 27 county records of 158 individuals from 11 different sites. First recorded in 1887.

Individual records comprise of: [158 Adult] .

Occurrence by month (Adults)

May
4
Jun
15
Jul
5
Aug
134

Earliest: 17 May 2017 - Latest: 22 Aug 1970

Historical Abundance

2018
4
2017
5
2016
6
2015
3
2014
2
2013
10
2011
2
2010
123
2009
1
1974
1

Records (Individuals) by Vice County

VC67
25 (156)
VC68
2 (2)

Similar Species

1362 Crimson and Gold Pyrausta purpuralis
1363 Yellow-banded Purple Pyrausta ostrinalis

Status Grade 4

Larval food plants

Apple Mint Mentha rotundifolia
Catmint Nepeta cataria
Corn Mint Mentha arvensis
Lemon balm Melissa officinalis
Marjoram Origanum vulgare
Meadow-clary Salvia pratensis
Spear Mint Mentha spicata
Wild Thyme Thymus polytrichus

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