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2119 ~ Pearly Underwing ~ Peridroma saucia
UK Status

Migrant. Scattered records

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records, that can vary in number each year.

Wingspan :  M & F, 45-56mm.

Confusion species

Turnip Moth and Dark Sword-grass.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly coastal areas, but is also found in smaller numbers inland.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Adults that arrive in the spring probably give rise to another generation in the autumn, although this has rarely been observed
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JBK, 14th Oct 2006, Moel y Garth

Photo by JBK, 20th Sept 2006, Moel y Garth