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Pearly Underwing
Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2119 / 73.307
Photo © Sarah Cadwallader,  Actinic light Kington Herefordshire 12/10/22

Similar West Midlands Species
Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum
Dark Sword-grass
Agrotis ipsilon
Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: Recorded all months (most September - October)
Foodplant:   Low growing plants, Dandelion etc
Red List:
GB status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

An uncommon immigrant that could turn up anywhere.

Note has a white dot at the base of the wing which helps to distinguish it fro Turnip and Dark Sword-grass.

Recorded in 64 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/10/2022136SO25 - Kington & Michaelchurch
19/09/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
11/09/2022136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
09/09/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
08/09/2022137SP08 - Harborne
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