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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 129 (92%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 21-26mm
Flight: June - November
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/12/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK22 -
06/12/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
05/12/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
29/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
28/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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