The Moths of Suffolk
2397 Small Yellow Underwing, Panemeria tenebrata, (Scopoli, 1763)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Local, mainly in the south of the county

Habitats : Flower-rich meadows, lanes and verges

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to early June

Larval foodplants : Common Mouse-ear and Field Mouse-ear, on the seed capsules

Morley's Final Catalogue : Obviously much neglected; doubtless frequent in most rough pastures. Noted solely from Bures, Copdock, Bentley Woods, about Ipswich, Hemley; Ashfield by Deben in 1921, in paddock and fly-trap at Monks Soham during 1915-36; Bramford chalk pits, Needham, Stowmarket, Holton. Unrecorded from the north and west; except from Ringsfield in 1933 (Mr).

Wingspan details : Forewing 8-10mm, Wingspan 19-22mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Great Cornard, Suffolk (5.vi.2006) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Stoke by Nayland (15.v.2004) © A Prichard
Great Cornard (2.vi.2005) © S Read
Great Cornard, Suffolk (5.vi.2006) © Stuart Read
 
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Stoke by Nayland (15.v.2004) © A Prichard
Cornard Country Park, Suffolk (27.v.2013) © Neil Sherman