The Moths of Suffolk
1392 Udea olivalis, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, grassland, heathland, scrub and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : various herbaceous plants including Dog's Mercury (Mercurialis perennis), woundworts (Stachys), Yellow Archangel (Galeobdolon luteum), Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), docks (Rumex) and Hop (Humulus lupulus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Suffolk (Steph. Illust. 1834, p. 59). Abundant at light and by hedge-beating in the County, and England.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 24-27mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultUdea alpinalis

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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North Cove, Suffolk (11.vi.2010) © A Prichard