Main: (Crambidae / Pyraustinae)
63.004 [B&F: 1364] Pyrausta sanguinalis (Linnaeus, 1767)


Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in sand-dunes and on limestone pavements in parts of western Ireland, northern Wales and the Isle of Man, predominantly coastal, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 14-18 mm. Somewhat variable in the brightness and contrast of the markings, but unlikely to be confused with any other British Pyrausta [Goater]. Larva feeds on Wild Thyme.

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