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Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808) Species

Last modified: April 27, 2020, 9:52 a.m.

An uncommon and scarce migrant throughout Belgium, numbers vary from year to year.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Noctuinae > Tribus: Noctuini > Genus: Peridroma > Species: Peridroma saucia
Vernacular names
Blauwvleugeluil (NL), Pearly Underwing (EN), La Noctuelle blessée (FR), Grassteppen-Bodeneule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 11. view page

Migrant In Belgium since October 1844.

An uncommon and rare migrant throughout Belgium.



Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a larva, but usually can not survive our winters. The adults come to light and especially to sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two or three generations a year: depending on climat conditions onwards from late April till the end of November, but most specimens were seen during September and October.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Taraxacum, Rumex and Trifolium
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on grasses and a variety of herbaceous plants like Taraxacum, Rumex and Trifolium.

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