Seq # 500090080

Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 25, 2022, 10:47 a.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Pyraustinae > Tribus: Pyraustini > Genus: Pyrausta > Species: Pyrausta purpuralis
Vernacular names
Purpermotje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 20. view page




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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: onwards from mid April till June and again in July and August. They are active during daytime but also come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Mentha arvensis and Thymus drucei

The larva lives on Mentha arvensis or Thymus.

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