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73.307 ~ 2119 ~ Pearly Underwing ~ Peridroma saucia
UK Status

Migrant. Scattered records

Montgomeryshire Status

Generally a very uncommon species, but there are scattered records throughout the county.

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
Montgomeryshire photos

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

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