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Straw Underwing
Thalpophila matura (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2303 / 73.109
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  Holme NWT, 23rd July 2011

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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Open grassland, heathland, fens, open woodland moors and downs.

Yellow straw coloured hindwing.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/10/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
24/09/2020227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
22/09/2020427TG51 - Winterton/Caister
15/09/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
15/09/2020527TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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