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63.037 ~ 1392 ~ Udea olivalis ~ Olive Pearl
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 24-27mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland and hedgerows.


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 or a turned down leaf edge. Pupates in a web in a spun leaf.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 5th June 2010, Llanfyllin