Crambidae: Pyraustinae

1361 (ABH63.006) Pyrausta aurata, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR06604

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
on Mint, Great Staughton, July 2011
on Mint, Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This species is often confused with P.purpuralis. The arrangement of the postmedian markings on the forewing to form one main golden blotch near the costa is diagnostic.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 18-20 mm.
Foodplant(s): mints (Mentha spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 92 (34.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 February to 12 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 18 May to 01 November

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths