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Large Yellow Underwing
Noctua pronuba

Linnaeus, 1758 2107 / 73.342

An abundant resident found throughout the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats.

Overwinters underground as a larva. Adults come readily to light, often in large numbers and visit sugar.

Note similar to Lesser Yellow Underwing but is larger, kidney mark is filled with dark grey and there is a dark mark near the end of the wing.

Recorded in 130 (93%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 21-26mm
Flight: June - November
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/12/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK22 -
26/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
19/11/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSP18 -
15/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
13/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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