Noctua fimbriata ~ Broad-boredered Yellow Underwing

Female Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing -

The Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua fimbriata) is a moth in the Noctuid family.


A large moth, often exceeding 3cm in length, this species is usually orange in colour, but sometimes a dark mahogany colour. The hindwing, which is usually covered, is a deep orange, and has a thick black border, which gives the species it's name.


Widespread throughout Britain, and often abundant, this species is found in a range of habitats, including gardens. Numbers are often increased by immigration in southern England.


The larvae feed on a range of plants, including nettle and primrose.


Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.