Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2109 (ABH73.345) Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes, Hübner, [1813]

KR10099

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
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Final instar from Dogwood, Great Staughton, March 2012
Final instar from Dogwood, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
On Dogwood, Great Staughton, March 2012
On Dogwood, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
On Dogwood, Great Staughton. March 2012
On Dogwood, Great Staughton. March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Final instar from Dogwood, Great Staughton, March 2012
Final instar from Dogwood, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
On Dogwood, Great Staughton, March 2012
On Dogwood, Great Staughton, March 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, 13th March 2014
Hemingford Grey, 13th March 2014
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 16-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Broad-leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, June-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 152 (56.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 May to 27 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 01 March to 13 May

Similar Species
Lunar Yellow Underwing Noctua orbona
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2013
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, grey, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5