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Large Yellow Underwing
Noctua pronuba

Linnaeus, 1758 2107 / 73.342

Davey, P., 2009: One of the most abundant moth species in Britain (the adult female is capable of producing up to two thousand eggs), the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants and grasses. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common to abundant, especially in open areas. Occasionally huge aggregations of the moth occur, and light traps at such times become inundated often at the expense of the more interesting species. The following light trap records are of single night... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 21-26mm
Flight: June - November
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/11/201919SY49 Bridport
23/11/201929SY39 Lyme Regis
22/11/201919SY98 Wareham
09/11/201949SY98 Wareham
08/11/201939SY98 Wareham

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