Pyrausta aurata (Scopoli, 1783)

small purple & gold, mint moth

on Mentha, etc.

parasite

Larvae in spun young leaves; there also the pupation.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Clinopodium vulgare; Lycopus europaeus; Melissa officinalis; Mentha aquatica, longifolia, spicata, suaveolens; Nepeta cataria; Origanum vulgare; Salvia pratensis.

phenology

Bioltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum.

pupa

See also Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.

references

Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Huertas Dionisio & Fuentes (2004a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a).

mod 8.iii.2020