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63.003 (BF1367)

Silver-barred Sable   

Pyrausta cingulata
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.


Distinguished from the similar P.nigrata by it slarger size and straighter white cross-lines. However, P.nigrata is not yet known from Dumfries & Galloway.

Recording method

Commonly found in the field as a day flying moth.

Flight period

Double brooded. May-September.

Larval foodplants

Wild Thyme (Thymus polytrichus).


Coastal grassland and sand dunes.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on the White Dyke Moor at Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire, on 26th June 1898 by the Gordon brothers, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Tynron on 5th July 1944 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland. No records from Kirkcudbrightshire.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1911 2022 1979

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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