The Moths of Suffolk
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Noctua fimbriata, (Schreber, 1759)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, scrub, fens, grassland but may occur almost anywhere

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to early October

Larval foodplants : Various herbaceous plants - found locally on Hazel

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means uncommon, though never occurring in great numbers. Sparingly on sugar in Bentley Woods; not rare at Playford (Gr); Glemham Magna; Needham (L), in 1922 (Platten); Hardwick(Norgate); Newmarket. Henham,Bungay, Worlingham, North Cove, Fritton, Gorleston. Larvae always more frequent.

Wingspan details : Forewing 22-27mm, Wingspan 50-58mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (28.vii.2004) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Beaten at night from Hazel - Alder Carr Farm, Suffolk (iv.2004) © N Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2002) © N Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (5.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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VC25, Gorleston, Suffolk (21.viii.2010) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (14.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener