Crambidae : Pyraustinae
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Pyrausta ostrinalis

(Hübner, 1796)1363 / 63.008

Rare resident, only recorded from Shropshire and Herefordshire within our region but pre-2000.

On Thymus spp., with larva feeding between spun leaves in June/July and again in September.

Recorded in 5 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 1984.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 15-21 mm
Flight: May / June and July/ August
Foodplant:   Thyme
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/07/1984+VC40 - ShropshireSO58
1956+VC40 - ShropshireSO69
1948+VC40 - ShropshireSO47
1887+VC36 - HerefordshireSO56
1887+VC36 - HerefordshireSO64
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