Crambidae : Pyraustinae
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Pyrausta despicata
Straw-barred Pearl

(Scopoli, 1763)1365 / 63.005
=Pyrausta cespitalis

A fairly common species found in grassland and heathland where the larvae feed on plantains. The adults fly in the sunshine and also come to light.

Recorded in 39 (28%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 14-19 mm.
Flight: May and June, and later in July and August.
Foodplant:   Ribwort plantain and greater plantain.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
24/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
20/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
07/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
29/06/20193VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
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