73.342 .... B&F 2107
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....An extremely common and sometimes abundant moth, with a range of colour forms. Large Yellow Underwing is widespread throughout Nottinghamshire and is attracted to MV light in numbers. Genuine migrants can also boost numbers of local populations.
Photographed at Market Warsop June 2015
Early stages                            
Egg batch on Privet. Photographed at Worksop Priory September 2019.   Egg batch on Broom. Photographed at Budby SF September 2022.
Full-grown larva. Photographed at Walesby September 2022.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Large Yellow Underwing
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Wil Heeney. Phil Cadman. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). David Yates. Meg Skinner. Nottingham City Council. Pauline Bradford. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Ian Hunt. Graham Birkett. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Martin Gray. Melanie Newman and Mike Hyatt. Steven Chick. Indy Kiemel Greene and Agnes Kiemel. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Ian Ellis. Graham Birkett. Mike Hill. Jason and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Brian Wetton. David Shaw. Graham Beeley. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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