Pyraloidea

Pyraustinae

Imago
Genus
Pyrausta
Species
aurata
Author/Year
Scopoli, 1763
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 14-21mm

Imago: Bivoltine, a common and variable species that can be disturbed during the day and comes regularly to light.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on mint (Mentha ssp), origano (Origanum ssp), salvia (Salvia ssp) and other plants, but mainly on water mint (Mentha aquatica) here.

Overwinter: As a larva

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