Large Yellow Underwing - Noctua pronuba
Wingspan 45-55 mm. It exhibits a wide range of colour forms and patterns, although the yellow hindwings bordered with black remain pretty constant.
It occupies a range of habitats.
It flies from July to September and is freely attracted to light; often hundreds arriving at the moth-trap in peak season.
Caterpillars feed on a variety of herbaceous plants and grasses.
Abundant throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Very common and often abundant in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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