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Pearly Underwing
Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2119 / 73.307
Photo © ROB LEE,  Cromer 25/10/2014

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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: Recorded all months (most Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Low growing plants, Dandelion etc.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Regular immigrant.
Quite variable.
English name from the semi-translucent hindwing, giving the appearance of a pearly sheen.

Recorded in 54 (78%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/11/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
20/10/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
19/10/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
13/10/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
09/10/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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