The Moths of Suffolk
1395 Udea ferrugalis, Rusty-dot Pearl, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Migrant

Local Status : Migrant (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : A regular immigrant recorded from most parts of the county

Flight Period : As a migrant may occur at any time but is predominantly recorded in the summer and autumn months

Larval foodplants : polyphagous on various herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Of distinctly uncommon occurrence, especially in the west. Hardly rare at Ipswich, at light in September 1894-5, &c. (Mly); Finbrough (C); Aldeburgh in July 1892 (Ctw) ; Southwold saltems (Mly); Kessingland (Crf); at light at Bungay in September 1900 (Mn). Lakenheath (Fenland).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-24mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Great Cornard, Suffolk (30.x.2005) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Bawdsey, Suffolk (xi.2007) © M. Deans
VC25, Gorleston, Suffolk (18.ix.2010) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (17.x.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (28.x.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (4.ix.2018) © Paul Kitchener