Uresiphita gilvata, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Uresiphita gilvata, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Uresiphita gilvata (Fabricius, 1794)


Uresiphita gilvata is a moth of the family Crambidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Uresiphita gilvata (Fabricius, 1794)

Uresiphita limbalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775), nec (Linnaeus, 1767)

Pyralis polygonalis (Hübner, 1796)

Pyralis diversalis (Hübner, 1796)

Pyralis rusticalis (Hübner, 1796)

Common name

Yellow Under Pearl


Superfamily: Pyraloidea > Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Pyraustinae > Tribus: Pyraustini > Genus: Uresiphita


29-37 mm


The forewings are light brown colored with faint to clear lines and markings.

The hindwings are pale orange or bright yellow with a blackish margin.

Food plant
The larva is oligophagous on Leguminosae (Anagyris foetida, Chamaecytisus, Genista, Cytisus, Spartium junceum) and feeds on leaves and flowers.
Flight period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Plant Parasites of Europe