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Udea prunalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Dusky Pearl
63.0340 (B&F: 1390)

Udea nivealis (Fabricius, 1781)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Crambidae
      »Subfamily: Spilomelinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini


A resident species, usually occurring singly or sparingly, but occasionally fairly common at mv light in gardens. Widespread but missing from large areas. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to early August. Larvae feed on stinging nettle, wood sage and wayfaring-tree. (Pratt, 2011).

Udea prunalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 11 vii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Udea prunalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Warnham LNR, 7 vii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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