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Photo © Terry Evans,  Came to light at Hayley Green on 29/08/23

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Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona
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Lesser Yellow Underwing
Noctua comes

Hübner, 1813 2109 / 73.345

A common resident found throughout the region.

Found in a variety of habitats.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults come readily to light and to sugar.

Note lack of a well-defined mark on the forewing near the tip separate this from Lunar Yellow Underwing.

Recorded in 119 (85%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
19/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK22 -
11/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
09/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
04/11/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18

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