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63.006 (BF1361)

Small Purple & Gold   

Pyrausta aurata
Adult: 2


Similar to P.purpuralis and confusion surrounds the external differences between the two species. May require expert confirmation for confident identification.

Recording method

Commonly found in the field on sunny days. Attracted to light.

Flight period

Double brooded. March-September.

Larval foodplants



Grassland habitats.

5 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2021

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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