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Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Noctua fimbriata

(Schreber, 1759) 2110 / 73.343

Morley's Final Catalogue: By no means uncommon, though never occurring in great numbers. Sparingly on sugar in Bentley Woods; not rare at Playford (Gr); Glemham Magna; Needham (L), in 1922 (Platten); Hardwick (Norgate); Newmarket. Henham, Bungay, Worlingham, North Cove, Fritton, Gorleston. Larvae always more frequent.

Recent Suffolk Status: Widespread and common. Numbers are boosted by immigration.

Life history: Single-brooded. Aestivates in mid summer. Common at light and sugar. The large larvae have been found in the spring, feeding at night on fresh new growth on various trees.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1922.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/07/2024125TM14 - Ipswich
29/06/2024125TM14 - Ipswich
29/06/2024125TM59 - Lowestoft
26/06/2024125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Forewing: 22-27mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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