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Lesser Yellow Underwing
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Least Yellow Underwing
Noctua interjecta

Schawerda, 1919 2112 / 73.346

Morley's Final Catalogue: Certainly much rarer than half-century ago; never seen by me in Suffolk (Mly). Recorded before 1890 as ''not common: Bures, Belstead, Ipswich, Aldeburgh, Leiston; Needham, Bury, Beccles, Lowestoft''. Later it has been found, only singly, at Copdock on 14 August 1894 (Hkg); Ipswich one in 1893 (Pyett); Hemley, on sugared tansy in 1901 (Wlr); Waldringfield in 1891 (James); Gorleston (Wiltshire), one (D) and one in August 1920 (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Fairly common and widespread.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Lesser yellow underwing is larger and has a crescent mark on the hindwing.

Habitat: Hedgerows, grasslands, gardens.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
10/10/2023125TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
06/10/20231125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
06/10/2023726TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
24/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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