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Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Pearly Underwing or Variegated Cutworm (Peridroma saucia) is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Southern and Central Europe, but is also found further north because of its migratory nature.Elsewhere in the Palearctic ecozone it is found in North Africa, Asia Minor, Russia (including Russian Far East and Siberia, China, Taiwan and Japan. In the Nearctic ecozone it is found in the U.S.A.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
East Caithness Cliffs 1094 Scotland, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Mendip Woodlands 627 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
St Kilda 62932 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Trossachs Woods 927 Scotland, United Kingdom
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Abies balsamea (Canadian fir)[1]
Acer negundo (box elder)[1]
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)[1]
Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[1]
Alnus rubra (red alder)[1]
Amelanchier alnifolia (serviceberry)[1]
Annona glabra (pond apple)[1]
Apium graveolens (wild celery)[2]
Asparagus asparagoides (African asparagus fern)[1]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[1]
Asparagus setaceus (common asparagus fern)[1]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[1]
Brassica napus (Rapeseed)[3]
Brassica oleracea (broccoli)[3]
Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[1]
Convolvulus arvensis (perennial morningglory)[3]
Glycine max (soybean)[2]
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)[2]
Hypericum perforatum (common St Johnswort)[3]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[2]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[2]
Melilotus indicus (Indian sweet-clover)[2]
Mentha piperita[2]
Nicotiana alata (jasmine tobacco)[3]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[2]
Pinus montezumae var. montezumae (Lowland fir)[1]
Plantago lanceolata (narrowleaf plantain)[3]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[3]
Solanum tuberosum (Irish potato)[2]
Spinacia oleracea (spinach)[2]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[3]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[3]
Trifolium repens (Ladino Clover)[3]
Zea mays (corn)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)2
Acronicta euphorbiae (Sweet Gale Moth)3
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)3
Ancylis badiana2
Anthocharis cardamines (Orange Tip Butterfly)2
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)2
Apis mellifera (honey bee)2
Archips rosana (Rose Tortrix)2
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)2
Athetis pallustris (Marsh Moth)2
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)7
Axylia putris (Flame)2
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)2
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix)3
Callistege mi (Mother Shipton Moth)2
Ceutorhynchus assimilis2
Ceutorhynchus sulcicollis2
Charanyca trigrammica (Treble Lines)2
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)3
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)3
Coenonympha pamphilus (Small Heath Butterfly)2
Colias croceus (Clouded Yellow Butterfly)2
Colias hyale (Pale Clouded Yellow)2
Crioceris asparagi (asparagus beetle)2
Dasineura trifolii (clover leaf midge)2
Delia radicum (cabbage maggot)2
Discestra trifolii (clover cutworm)2
Drosophila busckii2
Ectropis crepuscularia (small engrailed)3
Eilema complana (Scarce Footman)2
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)2
Epiphyas postvittana (Light brown apple moth)2
Euclidia glyphica (Burnet Companion Moth)3
Euxoa nigricans (Garden Dart)4
Euxoa tritici2
Gonepteryx rhamni (Brimstone Butterfly)2
Helina reversio2
Hepialus humuli (Ghost Moth)2
Hoplodrina ambigua (Vine’s Rustic)2
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)3
Hydriomena furcata (July Highflyer)2
Idaea biselata (Small Fan-footed Wave Moth)2
Idaea degeneraria (Portland Ribbon Wave)2
Idaea emarginata (Small Scallop)2
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)5
Larentia clavaria (Mallow)2
Lasiocampa trifolii (Grass Eggar)2
Leptidea sinapis (Wood White)2
Liriomyza strigata2
Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth)5
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)4
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)2
Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing Moth)2
Ochropleura plecta (flame-shouldered dart)2
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)2
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)4
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)2
Orthotaenia undulana3
Parasemia plantaginis (Wood Tiger Moth)2
Parasyrphus annulatus2
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)4
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)3
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)3
Phytomyza rufipes2
Pieris brassicae (Large White)3
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)4
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)4
Plutella xylostella (Diamondback moth)2
Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue Butterfly)2
Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper)3
Scopula emutaria2
Scopula rubiginata (Tawny Wave)2
Scotopteryx bipunctaria2
Scotopteryx chenopodiata (Shaded Broad-bar Moth)2
Sideridis albicolon2
Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm)4
Tanymecus palliatus2
Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper)6
Utetheisa pulchella (Crimson-speckled Flunkey)2
Xanthorhoe designata (Flame Carpet Moth)3
Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Garden Carpet Moth)2
Xestia rhomboidea (Square-spotted Clay)2
Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana (Spruce bud moth)2
Zygaena lonicerae (Narrow-Bordered Five-Spot Burnet)2


Pogonioefferia frewingi <Unverified Name>[4]


Parasitized by 
Archytas apicifer[2]
Chaetogaedia monticola[2]
Chetogena claripennis[2]
Gonia sequax[2]
Lespesia archippivora[2]
Madremyia saundersii[2]
Peleteria robusta[2]
Periscepsia helymus[2]
Periscepsia laevigata[2]
Voria ruralis[2]
Winthemia quadripustulata[2]
Pollinator of 
Discaria nana[2]




Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
4Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access