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|Purple Bar Cosmorhoe ocellata|
Distribution and Abundance: Fairly common.
Primary Habitat: Grassland.
Flight Period: Double brooded between May and August.
moth is often plentiful on the limestone grassland of
Collyweston Quarry. It is generally less common in
woodland as shown by the Rothamsted light trap at
Fineshade with an annual average of one moth in the
1990s with an incidental flight period extending
L.O.N.: 1907. Many localities. Common.
First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.