Udea olivalis

    Alt Name
    Olive Pearl

    Wingspan 24-28 mm. Mostly greyish-brown on the upperwing with a distinctively-shaped central white spot and one or two other whitish markings - this is a fairly easily recognised species.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodland, gardens and waste ground.

    When to see it

    Adult flies in June and July.

    Life History

    The caterpillars feed on a variety of herbaceous plants.

    UK Status

    It is fairly common over most of 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)

    63.037 BF1392

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map