Pyrausta purpuralis

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Pyrausta purpuralis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Pyrausta
Species: P. purpuralis
Binomial name
Pyrausta purpuralis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms
  • Phalaena (Pyralis) purpuralis Linnaeus, 1758
  • Pyrausta purpuralis chermesinalis Guenée, 1854
  • Phalaena inflammata Scopoli, 1763
  • Pyralis punicealis Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Botys niepoldalis Lederer, 1863
  • Pyrausta confundalis Zetterstedt, 1839
  • Pyrausta melanalis Caradja, 1916

Pyrausta purpuralis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is found in Europe. The species closely resembles Pyrausta aurata.

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The wingspan is ca. 20 mm. The moth flies from May to September depending on the location. The species is active during the day.

The larvae feed on Mint.

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