Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe


Family Noctuidae » Subfamily Noctuinae » Noctua janthe (Borkhausen, 1792) 73.348 (BF2111)
Forewing length 16-20 mm. Quite an unmistakable yellow underwing. The larva feeds on various herbaceous plants. The adult flies July to September and is often attracted to light. Seen in woodland, hedgerows and gardens. Common and widespread.


Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe

Adults caught in moth trap, back garden, South Staffordshire. 5th August 2017. Photos © Peter Hillman.