Pyralidae: Pyraustinae

06667 Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis, (Scopoli, 1763)

BF1405 (ABH63.038)


General Information

This moth is easily confused mistaken for a macro-moth due to its large size. It is however, unmistakable.

Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Wingspan: 26-40 mm.
Foodplant(s): nettles (Urtica spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-August
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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