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Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2108 / 73.344

Norfolk status
Well recorded and widespread in Norfolk, also occurring as a migrant.

A declining species which has now disappeared from many of its former haunts.
Open sandy, heathy or calcareous sites and open grassy areas within woodland, occasionally appears to wander.
Breckland stronghold, found at old-established Breck heathland sites and on re-stocked plantations within Thetford Forest.

Note: short forewing, well-defined black mark near the tip of the forewing and well defined crescent mark on hindwing characteristic.

Recorded in 60 (81%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
01/06/2024127TG11Costessey
31/10/2023327TG33Ridlington
17/10/2023228TF74Titchwell
07/10/2023127TG31Wroxham
06/10/2023628TF74Holme NNR
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses and small herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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