Irish moths

Udea prunalis

Family: Crambidae        Sub-family: Pyraustinae

1390     *     Udea prunalis

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 20-24mm

Flight time: July-August
Habitat: Usually associated with Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Food plant: Leaves of various herbaceous plants including Honeysuckle, Dead-nettle, Woundwort and Dog's Mercury

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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