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Beautiful Yellow Underwing
Anarta myrtilli (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2142 / 73.257
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: Two overlapping generations April-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Heathland.
Diurnal.
Flies low over heathers in sunshine and feeds at flowers.

Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
30/07/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
26/07/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
23/07/2020227TG12 - Aylsham
22/07/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
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