Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2110 (ABH73.343) Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata, (Schreber, 1759)

KR10100

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This moth is sexually dimorphic in that the males are generally shades of dark-brown and the females are more orangey-buff.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 22-27mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Broad-leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), privets (Ligustrum spp.), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland and well-wooded areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 121 (44.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 May to 19 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 17 May to 17 May



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