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63.034 ~ 1390 ~ Udea prunalis ~ Dusky Pearl
UK Status

Resident. Common to abundant throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 23-26mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly associated with blackthorn thickets and hedges.


Various herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Overwinters in a spinning on edge of a leaf. Larva lives under leaves which it spins together. Pupates in a silken cocoon amongst leaves of foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 10th July 2010, Llanfyllin