Sunday, 18 November 2012

Rusty-dot Pearl

This larva was found feeding on Sea Beet on Barry Island on 24th October.

I brought it home and kept it indoors - it pupated on 1st November and the adult emerged today. Tony Davis suggested Udea ferrugalis based on a photo of the larva and he was spot on. Nice to see a pristine moth at this time of year.

Udea ferrugalis


  1. Nice photo too! I don't see many of these, so it's good to see a nice fresh example.

  2. Thanks Mark. That's one of the nice thing about rearing - getting pristine specimens to photograph.

    The downside is when everything seems to be parasitised or die of unknown causes...