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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 fly from July to September.

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

Recorded in 69 (100%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/11/2020127TM18 - Diss
17/11/2020127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
14/11/2020127TM18 - Diss
12/11/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/11/2020127TM18 - Diss
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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
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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