Small Yellow Underwing - Panemeria tenebrata

Description

Wingspan 19-22 mm. It has a dark chestnut brown forewing dusted with grey and the typical yellow and dark banded hindwing

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Frequents meadows, grassy downland and other open areas.

When to see it

A day-flying species which prefers sunny weather. On the wing in May and June, it visits various flowers in grassy meadows.

Life History

The larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of Mouse-ear especially Common Mouse-ear.

UK Status

It is widely distributed, though local, over much of mainland Britain as far as southern Scotland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

Reference
73.048 BF2397

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Small Yellow Underwing
Species group:
Moths
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Lepidoptera
Family:
Noctuidae
Records on NatureSpot:
57
First record:
22/05/2005 (Gamble, David)
Last record:
20/05/2024 (Grove, Tim)

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