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63.031 ~ 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.
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