Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes
Adult • East Ross, Scotland • © Nigel Richards

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Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes

Hübner, [1813]


Wingspan 37-45 mm.

Inhabiting a range of habitats, this moth is found plentifully throughout Britain.

Like its larger cousin, the Large Yellow Underwing (N. pronuba), it shows a wide range of variation in colour and pattern of the forewings, including a dark northern form, regular in parts of Scotland.

The adults are on the wing between July and September, when they are often attracted to light.

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