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Lesser Yellow Underwing - Noctua comes


Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Adults of the Lesser Yellow Underwing Moth (Noctua comes) have pale brown camouflaged forewings and bright yellow-orange hindwings with hooked, dark border markings. The larvae are smooth and grayish with dark flecked markings (Natural England no date).

Phenology
In England, the larvae appear from September to October, hibernate and then reappear between April and June. The adults fly from July to September (Natural England no date).

Range Comments
The Lesser Yellow Underwing Moth is a European species first seen in the Vancouver, British Columbia area in 1982 (McLeod 2005). It is common and widely distributed in England (Natural England no date).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Food Habits
The larvae feed on various grasses, hawthorn, goat willow, blackthorn, hawthorn, sallow, heather, docks, foxglove and many other trees and plants (Natural England no date).

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