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Lunar Underwing
Omphaloscelis lunosa (Haworth, 1809)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2270 / 73.193
Photo © Susie Turner,  TG10 18.09.2012

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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Variable species, with individuals ranging from yellowish orange to dark brown.
Grassland, heathland, other grassy areas and gardens.
Widespread.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
21/10/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/10/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
20/10/2020527TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
20/10/2020228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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