Peridroma saucia

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Peridroma saucia (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): José Biedma López
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Peridroma saucia (Hübner, 1808) - (variegated cutworm)

This moth is widely distributed and polyphagous, infesting crops like peanuts, soybeans or grapevine. The larvae might damage different parts of the plant from tubers to fruits in orchards. They hide in the soil or under litter during the day and feed during the night. Like many other Noctuidae, P. saucia populations migrate, travelling north in spring and summer and south in autumn.

The adult moth has a wingspan of 4-5 cm and is brownish. The larvae are typically reddish brown with a row of 5-7 light spots along the side.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: rötlich-braune Erdeule
• English: variegated cutworm
• Français: ver-gris panaché