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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 16-20mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded18831904188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records6325245928163906804
Number of individuals23607128698916285985450
Unique positions19218925127274
Unique locations19118723828074
Adult records6266242027173757787
Immature records252703

For the county, we have a total of 16310 records from 970 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 03 Top
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2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 04 Side
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2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 05 Head
© Colin Duke All Rights Reserved 2018
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 02
© Andy Nunn
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and often common in all five vice-counties. Found in all habitat types but generally in fewer numbers than N. pronuba (Linnaeus) or N. comes (Hubner).

2012 (CHF): Still widespread and common all across the county with no recent changes in numbers or distribution.
 

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