The Large Yellow Underwing is found in all habitats but most abundant in open grassy lowland areas.
Large Yellow Underwing
June to October. Common and resident to Britain with large numbers of migrants also often seen on the south coast.
The forewings are long, narrow and rounded. They are variable in colour from reddish brown to blackish brown but with a small black dot close to the leading edge at the tip. The yellow hindwings have a narrow black band without the dark crescent or clouding found in other yellow underwings.
The adults come to light in large numbers and may be disturbed from plant debris or ground vegetation during the day. The larvae can be found from August to early spring, feeding at night and hiding underground during the day.
What do Large Yellow Underwings eat?
Large Yellow Underwing eats a wide range of herbaceous plants and grasses including docks, Marigolds, Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) and Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua).
What habitat does the Large Yellow Underwing live in?
What family does the Large Yellow Underwing belong to?
Large Yellow Underwings belong to the Noctuidae family.