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Lunar Yellow Underwing
Noctua orbona

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2108 / 73.344

Davey, P., 2009: A local and declining species with a scattered distribution across Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on cock's-foot (Dactylus glomerata), common couch (Elytrigia repens) and reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea). The adult is thought to aestivate between late-July and mid-August. In Dorset, the moth used to be frequent very locally within two markedly different bioptypes, heathland and chalky grassland, but has declined to the point of extinction... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: June - September
Foodplant:   Grasses and small herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/201829SZ09 Poole
15/07/199719ST91 Tarrant Gunville
28/09/194719SZ07 Swanage
13/08/193639SY99 Lytchett Matravers
07/09/193519SZ07 Swanage

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