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Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2108 / 73.344

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not definitely recorded since Porritt (1883-86) and the only record he gave was from Redcar (VC62) in 1875. There have been several recent records but these are considered unconfirmed as this species has declined over the whole country and Skinner (1984) suggests that in England it is probably now restricted to the Brecklands of East Anglia and the eastern border counties to the North.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1875. Recent claimed reports have all been misidentifications. In national decline with most recent records in East Anglia.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1875.
Last Recorded in 1875.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Grasses and small herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1875162NZ62 - Redcar / Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  Immature   Adult
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