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Udea lutealis
Pale Straw Pearl (Hübner, 1809)
Crambidae: Spilomelinae
1388 / 63.033
Photo © John Furse,  26/7/17 Edgefield Woods E

Similar Norfolk Species
Ochreous Pearl
Anania crocealis
Wingspan: 23-26 mm.
Flight: July and August.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Common and widespread in grassland, fens and woodland.

Easily disturbed by day from amongst herbage, becoming more active at dusk, visiting flowers. Comes to light at night.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
04/09/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/09/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
26/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
24/08/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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