Family: Pyralidae

63.006 Purple and Gold Pyrausta aurata

There are 38 county records of 176 individuals from 12 different sites. First recorded in 1887.

Individual records comprise of: [176 Adult] .

Occurrence by month (Adults)

Apr
5
May
5
Jun
20
Jul
5
Aug
141

Earliest: 19 Apr 2019 - Latest: 22 Aug 1970

Historical Abundance

2019
18
2018
4
2017
5
2016
6
2015
3
2014
2
2013
10
2011
2
2010
123
2009
1

Records (Individuals) by Vice County

VC67
36 (174)
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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