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Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2108 / 73.344
Norfolk status
Well recorded and widespread in Norfolk.

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 57 (77%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/07/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/07/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/07/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/07/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses and small herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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