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Udea fulvalis (Hübner, 1809) Species

Last modified: Nov. 16, 2020, 12:56 p.m.

A not so common immigrant which can become temporarily established from time to time.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Spilomelinae > Tribus: Udeini > Genus: Udea > Species: Udea fulvalis
Vernacular names
Zuidelijke kruidenmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 19. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Pupates in a cocoon amongst leaves of the food plant.
The adults are easily disturbed by day and flie at night when it comes to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: from late June till late August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Ballota nigra and Salvia pratensis
Host plant (genera):
Nepeta and Lychnis

The larva lives on different species of plants of the family Labatiae like: Salvia, Nepeta, Ballota, also recorded on Lychnis and Cornus.

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