Least Yellow Underwing - Noctua interjecta
Wingspan 31-36 mm. A relatively small Noctua, with a rich reddish-brown upperwing.
Occurs in a wide range of habitats.
The adults are on the wing in July and August.
The larvae feed on grasses and other herbaceous plants, and overwinter.
It is widespread and fairly frequent, mainly in the southern half of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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