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Small Yellow Underwing
Panemeria tenebrata

(Scopoli, 1763) 2397 / 73.048

A fairly common resident.

A species of unimproved and flower rich grassland.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults fly during the daytime when they can be found feeding on flowers.

Note could be mistaken for the the pyralid Pyrausta aurata but that species has at least one orange mark on the forewing.

Recorded in 90 (64%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Common Mouse-ear and Field Mouse-ear
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
26/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
17/06/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
12/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
09/06/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95

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