Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2119 (ABH73.307) Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia, (Hübner, [1808])

KR10238

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The vernacular name of this species comes from the semi-translucent hindwing which has a pearly sheen.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 19-23mm.
Foodplant(s): Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), docks (Rumex spp.), Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), cabbages (Brassica spp.), Rape (Brassica napus), low-growing plants
Flying: All year (mostly September-October)
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

As an immigrant, almost everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 15 (5.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 June to 01 December

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, yellow, black, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5