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1395 ~ Udea ferrugalis ~ Rusty-dot Pearl
UK Status

Migrant. Numbers and distribution can vary greatly from year to year.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 20-24mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Continuous)


Gardens, waste ground and sea coasts.


Various herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first lives in a turned down leaf margin and later amongst spun leaves. Pupates in a cocoon made from a partially cut section of leaf, folded and lined with silk.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 28th July 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 14th Oct 2011, Morben ISAF

Photo by MDH, 7th Oct 2011, Llanfyllin