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Species Account for Pyrausta purpuralis

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Pyrausta purpuralis  (Linnaeus, 1758) 63.007 Evidence needed
a moth
Lepidoptera: micromoths: Crambidae

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Taxonomic group: micro moths (Lepidoptera: micromoths) - County data

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Records: 208
First Record: 1997
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 33
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 33
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Broad Habitat Data (based on 89 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 208 records with habitat detail and method information)

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