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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.
Season: 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 52 (75%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/10/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
23/10/2019227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
12/10/2019227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
05/10/2019127TG33 - Bacton
04/10/2019227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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