Irish moths

Pyrausta purpuralis

Family: Crambidae        Sub-family: Pyraustinae

1362     *     Pyrausta purpuralis

Wingspan: c.20mm

Flight time: Double-brooded, May-June, July-August. Day and night flying
Habitat: Dry grassland, river sides, gardens

Food plants: Flowers and leaves of Mint species and Thyme

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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