Udea lutealis

    Alt Name
    Pale Straw Pearl
    Description

    Wingspan 23-26 mm. This is fairly easily recognised by the pale creamy forewings and darker cross-lines and outlined shapes.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Waste ground, gardens and woodland edges.

    When to see it

    Flying at night between July and August.

    Life History

    The caterpillars live in the spring on a wide variety of herbaceous plants, including Bramble.

    UK Status

    Very common species throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    63.033 BF1388

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map