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Large Yellow Underwing

Observed: 28th May 2011 By: Douglas
Butterfly Conservation
Invertebrates expert
Large Yellow Underwing

This species wins my award for the most annoying moth!
Caught in 400w MV trap.

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Species with which Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) interacts


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Hi Douglas, Do you mean

Hi Douglas,
Do you mean annoying in as much as its just so prolific?

I seem to get huge numbers of these, LBBY underwing and Dark Arches in August. It really is a treat and quite relieving to get ANY species other the above mentioned 3 in my back garden in late summer.


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Yes, such high numbers,

Yes, such high numbers, nearing thousand per night here in high summer. And they cause so much damage inside the trap, being very disruptive towards to other moths! (not that they can really be blamed!)

Best wishes,