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2107 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba

Status: Resident. Generally distributed and abundant in many localities in Ireland.
Associated with a wide variety of habitats. Tall-herb and grassy forest clearings, dry calcareous and non-calcareous grassland, lightly grazed improved grassland, coastal grey dunes, dune-slacks, machair and vegetated sea-cliffs; field margins & urban parks; transition mire.
Food and feeding habitats: The larva feeds mainly or entirely underground on a wide range of wild and cultivated herbs and grasses. From October, overwintering, and feeding throughout until April; pupating about May in a subterranean cocoon.
Effectiveness of different sampling methods: Comes in abundance to all types of light-trap; also found at sugar and on flowers.

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Donegal Moths
Butterflies and Moths of Northern Ireland

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