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Noctua orbona (Hufnagel, 1766)

Lunar Yellow Underwing
73.3440 (B&F: 2108)

Noctua subsequa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Noctuinae
        »Tribe: Noctuini


A suspected episodic immigrant and currently extinct temporary resident. Undetected in West Sussex since 1905 and East Sussex since final capture in 1970. Single brooded, flying mainly during June and again in August. The larval foodplants have not been determined in Sussex but unidentified fine grasses and small herbaceous plants have been reported elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

Noctua orbona (Hufnagel, 1766)
Westleton Suffolk, 20 ix 2006
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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