Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Lunar Underwing
Anchoscelis lunosa

(Haworth, 1809) 2270 / 73.193
=Omphaloscelis lunosa
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Yorkshire Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now much less local and also much more common where it does occur. Recorded quite widely, including in the Harrogate area where it was previously notable by its absence (YNU, 1970).

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county with the exception of the north-west and doing well though there is some fluctuation in numbers. Distribution is a little patchy in places though it can be locally abundant particularly at Spurn (eg 563 on 24.9.2006) and at some inland sites (eg 206 on 16.9.2006 at Spofforth). The situation has certainly altered since Porritt's day when he described it as not generally common in 1883.

Recorded in 137 (69%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
29/10/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
29/10/2022161SE92 - Swanland
29/10/2022162NZ30 - Great Smeaton
28/10/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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