Noctua comes ~ Lesser Yellow Underwing

Lesser Yellow Underwing -

he Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) is a moth in the Noctuidae family.

Similar to it's larger cousin, the Large Yellow Underwing, the Lesser Yellow Underwing is generally smaller, with a wingspan of 38-45mm, and the wingspan is thicker at the edge of the forewing. The forewing colour can be pale or dark grey, to reddish brown. The hindwing is yellow/orange, and has a thin black border and a dark crescent.

This species is common throughout Britain, and often comes to light. This species is found in a wide variety of habitats.

The Lesser Yellow Underwing flies from June-October.

The larvea feed on docks, plantains, foxgloves, birch and other species.


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