Udea prunalis

    Alt Name
    Dusky Pearl

    Wingspan 20-24 mm. Quite a dark species overall but characterised by the distinctive whitish underbody and legs.

    Identification difficulty

    Various habitats but it is particularly associated with Blackthorn.

    When to see it

    This nocturnal species flies in June and July.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on a wide range of herbaceous plants

    UK Status

    Common over the greater part of the British Isles. 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)

    63.034 BF1390

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map