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Small Yellow Underwing
Panemeria tenebrata

(Scopoli, 1763) 2397 / 73.048

Morley's Final Catalogue: Obviously much neglected; doubtless frequent in most rough pastures. Noted solely from Bures, Copdock, Bentley Woods, about Ipswich, Hemley; Ashfield by Deben in 1921, in paddock and fly-trap at Monks Soham during 1915-36; Bramford chalk pits, Needham, Stowmarket, Holton. Unrecorded from the north and west; except from Ringsfield in 1933 (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local.

Life history: Single-brooded. A day-flying species, occasionally noted on flowers in meadows and woodland rides on sunny days.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Meadows, woodland rides, damp grassland, road verges.

Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1915.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/05/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
08/05/2024126TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
07/05/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
07/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
30/04/2024225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 8-10mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Common Mouse-ear and Field Mouse-ear
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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