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Peridroma saucia (Hübner, [1808])

Pearly Underwing
73.3070 (B&F: 2119)

Synonym(s):
Peridroma porphyrea sensu auctt. nec ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Noctuinae
        »Tribe: Noctuini

An annual immigrant and suspected infrequent transitory resident. It occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats, although it is occasionally common to fairly common to mv light along the coast. Adults can appear almost anywhere in the county, but are local and distinctly episodic in numbers. Landfalls are generally made between the second week of August and mid November. Larval foodplants have not been reported in Sussex but unidentified wild and cultivated herbaceous plants serve elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Brighton, 14 xii 2015
Photo: Gideon Knight
Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Bracklesham, 02 vi 2019
Photo: Derek Lee
Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Warnham LNR, 16 iv 2007
Photo: Sam Bayley
Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Pagham Harbour, ix 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Shows pearly underwing
Findon Valley, 27 x 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling
Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Findon Valley, Worthing, 11 xi 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Bracklesham, 28 ix 2014
Photo: Derek Lee
Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Pagham Harbour, x 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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