Noctuidae : Noctuinae
ABH BF

Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Lynford Arboretum 11/06/10

Similar Norfolk Species
Large Yellow Underwing
Noctua pronuba
 
Lunar Yellow Underwing
2108 Noctua orbona
(Hufnagel, 1766) 73.344
Norfolk status
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 diagnostic.

Recorded in 44 (64%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/10/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
27/09/2014128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
18/09/2014328TF60 - Downham/Fincham
14/09/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
05/09/2014128TF91 - Dereham
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2014
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Season: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses and small herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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