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Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Noctua fimbriata

(Schreber, 1759) 2110 / 73.343

Davey, P., 2009: A species of extensive deciduous woodland and parkland throughout Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants and also on the buds of tree species during the spring. The adult is thought to aestivate during August. In Dorset, the moth is frequent and occasionally common in deciduous woodland. The dip in August is likely to reflect diminished activity due to aestivation. High nightly totals have included forty on 29 July 1992 at Durlston; this date is... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 22-27mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/201919SY49 Bridport
20/10/201919SZ09 Poole
05/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
05/10/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
04/10/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis

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