The Rusty Dot Pearl (Udea ferrugalis) is a moth of the family of crambidi located in Europe and Africa,
and it has a wingspan of 18-22 mm. It's a bi or tri voltoline moth, the adults can be seen flying from June (period in which you carry on
vegetation and depositing the eggs, on the leaves) to October, depending on the location, and then overwinter in the soil as a chrysalis.
With color ranging from yellow to brown with darker spots round towards the edge of the front wings.
This moth is sometimes considered a pest. This fact is caused by the larvae that attack various crop plants (both leaves and pods are still green)
as soybean, beet, pepper, bean, chicory and other vegetables.
The larvae are about 10-15 mm long greenish with yellowish head; Full livery and a midline longitudinal dark.
Other host plants: Stachys, Eupatorium cannabinum and wild strawberry.