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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 117 (84%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
16/11/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
14/11/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
10/11/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
10/11/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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