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Photo © Martin Harvey,  Reading, 30 July 2022, caught by Finley Hutchinson

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Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Noctua janthe
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Langmaid's Yellow Underwing
Noctua janthina

[Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 73.347

New to the region in 2020, recorded in Berkshire. An immigrant and recent colonist in Britain, so far mainly found near the south coast of England. For verification of records, photographs would need to clearly show the features that distinguish this species from the very similar Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing. The markings are variable however. Dissection is preferable and is essential for borderline cases.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (6%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2020.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87
14/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU88
12/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87
05/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87
04/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU96

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