Noctuidae : Noctuinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona
Least Yellow Underwing
Noctua interjecta
 
Lesser Yellow Underwing
2109 Noctua comes
Hübner, 1813 73.345
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 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
30/10/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/10/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
28/10/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/10/2014127TG20 - Norwich
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2014
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 16-21mm.
Season: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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