Udea lutealis

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Udea lutealis
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U. lutealis
Binomial name
Udea lutealis
(Hübner, 1809)
Synonyms
  • Pyralis lutealis Hübner, 1809
  • Botys pascualis Lienig & Zeller, 1846
  • Scopula aetialis Guenée, 1850
  • Scopula etialis Guenée, 1854
  • Botys perochrealis Christoph in Romanoff, 1887

Udea lutealis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae described by Jacob Hübner in 1809.

Description[edit]

Udea lutealis has a wingspan of 23–26 mm.[1] Forewings are pale creamy or yellow ocher with darker undulating cross. The hindwings are light gray to whitish on the underside, while the body is whitish.[1] These moths fly at night from June to August depending on the location, in one generation.[1] The larvae are polyphagous, feeding on various herbaceous plants, mainly Rubus, Centaurea, Plantago, Cirsium and Artemisia.[1][2]

Distribution[edit]

Udea lutealis is present in most of Europe.

Habitat[edit]

This species prefers humid areas such as fresh meadows, clearings, forest roads, etc.

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