Prev Flights Rec Search
Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2108 / 73.344
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  20/06/2019 - Peddars Way

View all 24 photos >

Tetrad Map
Google Map

Similar Species
Large Yellow Underwing
Noctua pronuba
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Noctua comes
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses and small herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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.

Latest 10 Records
06/10/2023628TF74Holme NNR
02/10/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
02/10/2023127TG33Edingthorpe / Pollard Street
01/10/2023428TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
28/09/2023128TF83North Creake
27/09/2023127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
Further info: Noctua orbona
UK Moths
British Lepidoptera
NBN Atlas
Moth Dissection UK
Svenska fjarilar
Bedfordshire Moths
Cambs Moths
Devon Moths
Dorset Moths
Essex Field Club
Hants Moths
Herts & Middx Moths
Huntingdon HMBG
Kent Moths
Norfolk Moths
Somerset Moths
Suffolk Moths
Upper Thames Moths
West Midlands Moths
Yorkshire Moths
Norfolk Moths (Full)
Back Record Home
iMoths V14.3 HD © Lepidoptera UK 2024
This web app requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy