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Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Noctua fimbriata

(Schreber, 1759) 2110 / 73.343
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Cottingham VC 61

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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded fairly sparsely from vice-counties 61 to 64 but seems to be present at a low density in most wooded areas. However most records are from light traps so its frequency as a larva cannot be commented on. Map 110 in MBGBI 9 shows a VC65 record but this has not yet been traced, however since Dunn and Parrack (1986) state that it has not been taken in any western traps in Durham, it could be genuinely rare or absent from much of the vice-county.

2012 (CHF): The 1989 comments probably reflect the lack of recording at the time in VC65. This species is widespread and common over all of the county in a variety of habitats.

Recorded in 159 (80%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1837.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 22-27mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/10/2023163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
26/09/2023161TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
25/09/2023163SK49 - Rotherham
23/09/2023163SK49 - Rotherham
23/09/2023161TA27 - Flamborough Head (North)
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