Udea rubigalis


Udea rubigalis, the celery leaftier or greenhouse leaftier, is a member of the family Crambidae. It is found across the Americas. The species was first described by Achille Guenée in 1854.[1]

Udea rubigalis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Udea
U. rubigalis
Binomial name
Udea rubigalis
(Guenée, 1854)
  • Scopula rubigalis Guenée, 1854
  • Botis harveyana Grote, 1877
  • Botys oblunalis Lederer, 1863
  • Oeobia rubigalis (Guenée, 1854)
  • Phlyctaenia rubigalis (Guenée, 1854)

The larvae are polyphagous and feed on a wide variety of plants from different plant families. Preferred host plants are:[2]

The larvae have also been recorded to be less injuriously feeding on:[2]


  1. ^ McLeod, Robin (April 15, 2016). "Species Udea rubigalis - Celery Leaftier - Hodges#5079". BugGuide. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Weigel, C. A.; Broadbent, B. M.; Busck, August; Heinrich, Carl (1925). "The greenhouse leaf-tyer, Phlyctaenia rubigalis (Guenée)". Journal of Agricultural Research. 29 (3). Washington, D. C.: 137–158.