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Photo © John Edmund Chainey,  Royston, Hertfordshire (17/06/22)

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Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2108 / 73.344

General comments
Vagrant - with increasing frequency.

All reports of this moth must be backed, as a minimum, by a good sharp photograph or, ideally, by letting someone experienced see the actual moth. It is a very rare species that is turning up in Hertfordshire with increasing frequency - perhaps as a wanderer from Breckland.

Recorded in 13 (32%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2023220TL34 - Royston (S)
08/09/2023220TL34 - Royston (S)
24/08/2023120TL34 - Royston (S)
20/08/2023220SP91 - Tring
29/05/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses and small herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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