Noctuidae : Noctuinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © John Walshe,  Hereford VC36, 27/05/20

Similar West Midlands Species
Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum
Dark Sword-grass
Agrotis ipsilon
Upload a Photo
Pearly Underwing
Peridroma saucia

(Hübner, 1808) 2119 / 73.307

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 59 (42%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
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
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Silurian  |  Portland Moth >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
16/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
14/11/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
08/11/20182VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
07/11/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
15/10/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

We need your records!
Do you have records of Pearly Underwing?
Put your own dot on the map!

Golden Cinnabar Membership

  • Help with running costs of West Midlands Moths
  • View detailed maps
  • List detailed species records
  • 12 month membership

   You can really help...

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2021
Click County for Details...

  Immature   Adult
Show Details | 1990 to 2019 | 2000 to 2019 | Graph Key
© 2021 NOLA®; Database using MapMate® Digital Maps © Bartholomew 2010. Design © Jim Wheeler 2021
We use cookies to personalise content and enhance your experience. By clicking OK or using this site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you disable them. Cookies Policy