Erebidae: Boletobiinae

2470 (ABH72.067) Small Purple-barred Phytometra viridaria, (Clerck, 1759)

KR09006

Cwm Nantcol, near Harlech, N Wales. 4th Sept. 2013
Cwm Nantcol, near Harlech, N Wales. 4th Sept. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Cwm Nantcol, near Harlech, N Wales. 4th Sept. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Milkwort (Polygala vulgaris), Heath Milkwort (Polygala serpyllifolia), Lousewort (Pedicularis sylvatica)
Flying: One generation, late May-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Grassland on chalky soil, heathland, moorland, woodland rides and coastal sand-dunes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 1961

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 May to 06 June


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, orange, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
3