The Moths of Suffolk
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing, Noctua comes, Hübner, 1813

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Can occur almost anywhere

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to October

Larval foodplants : Various herbaceous plants - found locally on Honeysuckle

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant about Ipswich, and over all the County to Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-21mm, Wingspan 38-48mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultLunar Yellow Underwing, Noctua orbona
Least Yellow Underwing, Noctua interjecta

Compare confusion species
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Tunstall Common, Suffolk (29.viii.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Found at night on acid grassland - Ipswich, Suffolk (iii.2002) © N Sherman
Eye (31.viii.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Eye, Suffolk (27.viii.2007) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (5.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (23.ix.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (27.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman