Crambidae : Pyraustinae
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Udea prunalis
Dusky Pearl
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Anania fuscalis
Cinerous Pearl

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1386 / 63.016
=Opsibotys fuscalis

An uncommon species of meadows, marshes, open woodland. The larvae feed of the flowers and seed capsules of the foodplant. Adults are easily disturbed during the day and later come to light.

Note can be confused with the much commoner Udea prunalis but that species is darker, lacks the yellowish gloss and has wider and darker stigmata.

Recorded in 28 (20%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1856.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 20-26mm
Flight: June
Foodplant:   Yellow Rattle, Common Cow-wheat
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
27/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
18/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
07/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
02/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
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