63.007 .... B&F 1362
Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Not common in Nottinghamshire and most specimens are difficult to tell apart from the similarly marked Pyrausta aurata. There was just a single historical record for the Sherwood Forest area, prior to one attracted to MV light at Clipstone Old Quarter in 2010. Also known from the Idle Valley NR, but the only regular site we know of for this moth, is a grassy section of Nether Langwith Quarry, where it was recorded in both 2013 and 2014.
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2010
Worn/faded P. purpuralis, photographed at Langwith Quarry August 2013
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pyrausta purpuralis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Sean Tobin. Phil Cadman. Ian Hunt. NBGRC. Phil Cadman. Martin Gray. Pauline Bradford. Steven Chick. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Brian Wetton.

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Updated December 2022

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