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63.034 (BF1390)

Dusky Pearl   

Udea prunalis
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.


A darkish species that has a distinctive whiteish underbody and legs.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Commonly disturbed in the field.

Flight period

Late May-August.

Larval foodplants

On a wide range of herbacous plants.


A wide range of habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Stairhaven, Wigtownshire, on 28th July 1905 by the Gordon brothers, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Bargaly Lodge on 30th June 1992, with the Dumfriesshire first being trapped at MV light at Holywood on 28th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.

354 record(s) from 34 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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