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Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Noctua janthe Borkhausen, 1792
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2111 / 73.348
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  02/08/2019 - South Croft, Hethersett.

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Widespread and abundant.
Most habitats.

Note: 1991 nomenclature changes.
N. Janthe = Lesser BB Yellow Underwing.
N. Janthina = Langmaid's Yellow Underwing.

Please note SMG article:
A cautionary note on Langmaid's Yellow Underwing Noctua janthina and Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe
by Matthew Deans and Jon Clifton

Recorded in 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/03/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
08/10/2020+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
23/09/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/09/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/09/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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