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63.033 (BF1388)

Pale Straw Pearl   

Udea lutealis
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.


Distinctive pale creamy forewings with pale brown markings. Confusion if possible with worn individuals of related species.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Commonly disturbed in the field.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

A wide range of herbacous plants.


Many habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Moffat, Dumfriesshire, during 1858 by Alexander Somerville, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Corsemalzie on 8th July 1898 by the Gordon brothers, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Kirkconnell on 7th August 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

637 record(s) from 70 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022
63.033 Udea Lutealis
63.033 Udea Lutealis
63.033 Udea Lutealis63.033 Udea Lutealis

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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