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Pearly Underwing
Peridroma saucia

(Hübner, 1808) 2119 / 73.307

Davey, P., 2009: A cosmopolitan, mainly tropical and sub-tropical species, and a regular immigrant to Britain, commonest in the south, rarely recorded inland in Scotland, the larva, although rarely encountered, is a defoliator of wild and cultivated herbaceous plants, and sometimes thrives in greenhouses. In the tropics, the larva is a serious pest of vegetables. In Dorset, the moth has been observed in every month of the year, although numbers vary annually depending on the size and northward... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: Recorded all months (most September - October)
Foodplant:   Low growing plants, Dandelion etc
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
29/10/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
27/10/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
25/10/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
24/10/201919SY49 Bridport

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