Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2107 (ABH73.342) Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10096

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Large Yellow Underwing larva
Large Yellow Underwing larva
 Photo © Peter Rowlings


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 21-26mm.
Foodplant(s): docks (Rumex spp.), crucifers (Cruciferae), Marigold (Calendula officinalis), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), herbaceous plants, grasses
Flying: One generation, June-November
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status: Common

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 169 (62.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 May to 23 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 March to 05 July

Similar Species
Lunar Yellow Underwing Noctua orbona


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, brown, green, black, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5