Pyraloidea

Pyraustinae

Imago
Genus
Pyrausta
Species
virginalis
Author/Year
Duponchel, 1832
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 16mm - 21mm

Imago: Bivoltine, a very local species and this is the only time I've seen it here in 14 years.  It inhabits hot, open areas where its foodplant grows.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on different species of thyme (Thymus ssp) and different species of salvia (Salvia ssp)

Overwinter: As a larva

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