The Moths of Suffolk
2107 Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident and immigrant (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Can appear anywhere

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to October

Larval foodplants : Various herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Africa, Asia, Europe and Suffolk are blessed by multitudes of this handsome and very variable species, always welcome despite its ubiquity.

Wingspan details : Forewing 21-26mm, Wingspan 50-60mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultLunar Yellow Underwing, Noctua orbona

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2002) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Barnham Cross Common (14.i.2005) © Lee Gregory
Found at night by torchlight on acid grassland - Aldringham Walks, Suffolk (ii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (vi.2009) © Matthew Deans
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vi.2002) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (5.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.ix.2012) © Neil Sherman
 
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Found under black sheeting put out on vegetable plot - Ipswich, Suffolk (12.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vi.2002) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (5.viii.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (12.vi.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (12.vi.2017) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (23.ix.2018) © Paul Kitchener