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Lesser Yellow Underwing
Noctua comes Hübner, 1813
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2109 / 73.345
Photo © Ian Black,  13/09/2020 - Tumbler Hill, Swaffham

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Similar Norfolk Species
Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona
Least Yellow Underwing
Noctua interjecta
Forewing: 16-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
24/10/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/10/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
23/10/2020127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
22/10/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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