Lesser Yellow Underwing - Noctua comes
Wingspan 37-45 mm. Like its larger cousin, the Large Yellow Underwing (N. pronuba), it shows a wide range of variation in colour and pattern of the forewings.
Inhabits a varied range of habitats.
The adults are on the wing between July and September, when they are often attracted to light.
Larva feeds on Common Nettle, Broad-leaved Dock and Foxglove.
This moth is found plentifully throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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