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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth traps, Maidscross Hill, Suffolk, VC26, 11/06/2012

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Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2108 / 73.344

A rare species last seen between 1970 and 1999.

Note Lesser Yellow Underwing is often claimed as this species. A well-defined dark mark on the leading edge of the wing near the tip should distinguish this from that species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (6%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 1978.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Grasses and small herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
1978+VC40 - ShropshireSO47
26/08/1975+VC40 - ShropshireSJ62
25/08/1975+VC40 - ShropshireSJ62
19752VC40 - ShropshireSJ62
1967+VC40 - ShropshireSJ60

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