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Lesser Yellow Underwing
Noctua comes Hübner, 1813
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2109 / 73.345
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species
Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona
Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
19/11/2022139SK22 - Burton-on-Trent
11/11/2022136SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
09/11/2022139SJ84 - Newcastle/Potteries
04/11/2022137SP18 - Birmingham-Hall Green
Further info: Noctua comes
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