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Family: Crambidae   Checklist Number: 63.007

Pyrausta purpuralis   Linnaeus, 1758

Common Purple & Gold

A pretty little day flying moth found in the vicinity of Thymus and Wild Mint Mentha arvensis. It has been reported in July – August and needs to be carefully distinguished from a handful of similar members of the family. Active in sunny weather but also comes to light traps.