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Least Yellow Underwing
Noctua interjecta

Schawerda, 1919 2112 / 73.346

Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern Britain, the larva feeding on herbaceous plants and grasses. In Dorset, the moth is at low density, and ranges from frequent on unimproved grassland on all soils to absent in woodland. Unusually high numbers of adults were trapped at West Bexington on 1 August 1995, as shown in the graphic of all Least Yellow Underwing moths trapped across the county during that year. It is likely that many of the moths recorded on this date at West... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/201929SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
15/09/201919ST90 Spetisbury
15/09/201919SY78 Broadmayne
07/09/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
06/09/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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