The Moths of Suffolk
1388 Udea lutealis, (Hübner, 1809)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Grassland, fens and woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to August

Larval foodplants : various herbaceous plants including bramble (Rubus), knapweeds (Centaurea), plantains (Plantago), Strawberry (Fragaria vesca), thistles (Cirsium) and Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Both (referring to E. crocealis and U. lutealis) quite common everywhere in July all over the County at light at Monks Soham.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 23-26mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultParacorsia repandalis
Ebulea crocealis

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Eye (22.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Orfordness, Suffolk (26.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman