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Beautiful Yellow Underwing
Anarta myrtilli

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2142 / 73.257
Photo © Dave Williamson,  Hatfield Moors, VC63

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This day flying species is probably quite frequent on high moors and heaths but there are few recent records to support this. There is no VC65 record.

2012 (CHF): Reported by day in small numbers every year from upland heathery areas and our lowland heaths in two overlapping generations.

Recorded in 65 (33%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Nutmeg  |  Pale Shining Brown >
Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: Two overlapping generations April - August
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2022263SE02 - Halifax
10/08/2022163SE02 - Halifax
08/08/2022463SD93 - Wycoller
07/08/2022163SK29 - Stocksbridge
23/07/2022163SD93 - Wycoller
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