Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Swept from heather, Kingsford Country Park, Worcestershire, 17th September 2021.

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Beautiful Yellow Underwing
Anarta myrtilli

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2142 / 73.257

A fairly common species on heathland and moorland.

The overwintering stage is not known for certain. Adults fly low over heather during the day and visit flowers.

Recorded in 42 (30%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: Two overlapping generations April - August
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ53 -
01/09/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ43 -
18/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK05 -
13/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
07/08/2020+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94

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