Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Agrotini

Peridroma saucia (Hübner 1808)

Common name: Variegated cutworm/ Pearly underwing.

Hodges #: 10915.

Identification: Rfw 21.5 mm, orbicular spot often pale, hw with violet reflections, frons evenly rounded, thorax with a double median scale-crest, fore tibia with row of setae on mesal side only.

Similar species: 10268, 10663, 10731, 10923, 10924, and 10926.

Distribution: central Canada southward to Argentina, also Eurasia.

Hosts: Larvae general feeders, reported on more than 125 species of vegetables, crops, herbs and woody plants.





ND, Morton Co., Hebron.  coll. E. Krauth.






ND  Cass Co., UV lt. trap.  28- VII- 1986.
coll.  G. Fauske.

larva image





ND., Pembina Co., ex. sugarbeet field  25- viii- 2001,
coll.. M. Boetel, pic. G. Fauske.   (note parasitoids).









Last updated: 02/06/07

Dr. Gerald M. Fauske
collection manager, NDSIRC
research specialist, NDSU
216 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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