63.033 Udea lutealis Copyright Martin Evans
 Distribution map Copyright Martin Evans
 Life stages table Copyright Martin Evans  63.033 Udea lutealis Copyright Martin Evans


63.033 Pale Straw Pearl Udea lutealis (Hübner, [1809])


Similar species:

Forewing: 11 to 12mm

Habitats: Woodland rides, scrub, hedgerows, calcareous grassland, rough grassland, field margins, marshes, wasteground and allotments.

Habits: The moth is easily disturbed in the daytime. It flies from dusk when it visits Common Ragwort and thistles flowers. It later comes to light.

Foodplant: The larva feeds in a web under the lower leaves of brambles, Raspberry, Mugwort, Colt's-foot, plantains, knapweeds, thistles, strawberries and occasionally English Elm. It pupates between spun leaves or in a folded leaf.