Noctuidae : Noctuinae
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Immature stages

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Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona
Least Yellow Underwing
Noctua interjecta
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Lesser Yellow Underwing
Noctua comes

Hübner, 1813 2109 / 73.345

Norfolk status
Adults of the lesser yellow underwing moth have pale brown camouflaged forewings and bright yellow-orange hindwings with hooked, dark border markings.
They mainly fly from July to September, aestivation may account for the dip in numbers in the middle of August.

The smooth greyish caterpillars appear from September/October, hibernate and then reappear between April and June, and they have darker flecked markings. This species is common and widely distributed.

Unsual form f. sagittifer with dark cross-lines noted in 2022 at Ingoldisthorpe (R. Roche)

Recorded in 69 (93%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/06/2024127TG42Eccles
18/06/2024127TG14West Runton
17/06/2024128TF91Dereham 
16/06/2024127TG11Costessey
28/05/2024128TF63Heacham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 16-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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