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Small Yellow Underwing
Panemeria tenebrata

(Scopoli, 1763) 2397 / 73.048
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recently recorded from several new sites but still rather local. This is a day-flying species so may be under-recorded. Ideal habitats seem to comprise long grass with Cerastium sp. present, such as in hay meadows (PQW pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): A day-flying moth of flower-rich grassland. Still very local in the county and may be declining a little recently.

Recorded in 77 (39%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Common Mouse-ear and Field Mouse-ear
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
02/06/2023164SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
02/06/2023165NZ30 - Great Smeaton
28/05/2023163SE41 - South Elmsall
27/05/2023163SE51 - Askern
25/05/2023262NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
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