Noctuidae : Noctuinae

Photo © Chris Knott,  Great Ellingham 08/09/12

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Large Yellow Underwing
Noctua pronuba
Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona

(Hufnagel, 1766) 73.344/2108
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 46 (67%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/08/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/08/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/08/2015128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
06/08/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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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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