Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Pyrausta despicata Scopoli, 1763
Straw-barred Pearl

Family: Crambidae
Checklist Number: 63.005

Associated with calcareous grassland. usually recorded in July and August, but records from May may suggest that it is double brooded

The larvae feed on ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata), greater plantain (P. major), often in groups in silken galleries at the base of leaves.

Pyrausta despicata
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