Main: (Crambidae / Spilomelinae)
63.038 [B&F: 1405] Mother of Pearl (Patania ruralis) (Scopoli, 1763)

 

Common in rural gardens, waste ground and rough pastures throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-37 mm. One of the largest and most familiar pyralids, wings have an opalescent sheen, most obvious in sunshine, which gives rise to the vernacular name. Larva feeds predominately on Stinging Nettle, living within a spun or rolled leaf.

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Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 911
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.7957235
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 1814
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 27
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