Crambidae : Pyraustinae
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Similar West Midlands Species
Udea lutealis
Pale Straw Pearl
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Anania crocealis
Ochreous Pearl

(Hübner, 1796)1385 / 63.022
=Ebulea crocealis

A local species of marshy habitats. The adults rest amongst the foodplant and are easily disturbed. They later come to light.

Note in the similar and commoner Udea lutealis the cross-lines are more sinuate, the stimata larger and more defined and there is a dark cloud in the apex of the wing.

Recorded in 48 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 22-25 mm.
Flight: July to August.
Foodplant:   Common fleabane or Ploughman's spikenard.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
06/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
04/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
02/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
25/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
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