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Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona
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Lesser Yellow Underwing
Noctua comes

Hübner, 1813 2109 / 73.345

Davey, P., 2009: Found throughout Britain in most habitats, the larva feeding nocturnally on most plant species. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and frequent, increasing to common in open areas and amongst scrub. The flight period between July and September holds true, although singletons have been trapped as early as mid-May and as late as early November. Aestivation may account for the dip in numbers in the middle of August, see phenology chart. The following light trap records are of... Read More

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/11/201919SY98 Wareham
05/11/201929SY98 Wareham
04/11/201939SY98 Wareham
03/11/201919SY98 Wareham
01/11/201919SY98 Wareham

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