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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 97 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Common Mouse-ear and Field Mouse-ear
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/06/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSO39
02/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
02/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ50
30/05/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
29/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ32

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