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63.037 (BF1392)

Olive Pearl   

Udea olivalis
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.


A greyish-brown moth with distinctive square-shaped white spots.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Often disturbed in the field.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

A wide range of herbacous plants.


Many habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Tynron, Dumfriesshire, on 9th July 1943 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Newton Stewart on 16th June 1990, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Bargaly Lodge on 9th June 1992.

323 record(s) from 45 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2022 2022
63.037 Udea Olivalis
63.037 Udea Olivalis

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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