Noctuidae : Noctuinae
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Photo © David Hunt,  Harpenden, Hertfordshire (30/07/16)

Immature stages

Similar Herts & Middlesex Species
Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona
Least Yellow Underwing
Noctua interjecta
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Lesser Yellow Underwing
Noctua comes

Hübner, 1813 2109 / 73.345

General comments

Caterpillars are easily obtained by using a sweep net on tall grasses at night time during the spring; unfortunately, collectors rarely report the species of grasses upon which these larvae are found!

Larvae were found feeding on Zantedeschia aethiopica (peace lily), Isle of Dogs, 4th April 2023,John Archer. A new foodplant for this species Photo of larva seen by Colin Plant & by John Chainey.

Recorded in 38 (93%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/12/2023121TQ16 - Sunbury / Hampton Court
16/12/2023120TL31 - Hertford
22/11/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
21/11/2023220TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
20/11/2023121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
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Forewing: 16-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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