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Lesser Yellow Underwing
Noctua comes

Hübner, 1813 2109 / 73.345
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Yorkshire Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties in all habitat types and often frequent to common. In VC61 larvae have often been found on great hairy willow-herb in autumn and on small hawthorn bushes and other scrub in spring, but have also been found on nettle among other plants (PQW pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all of the county with no recent changes in range or numbers.

Recorded in 173 (87%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/2023161TA02 - Hessle
04/11/2023261TA17 - Bempton
25/10/2023161TA02 - Hessle
23/10/2023161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
23/10/2023261TA07 - Hunmanby
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