Small Yellow Underwing
Flies rapidly in the sunshine, but in dull weather can be found at rest on rocks, posts etc.
Overwinters as a pupa. The larva feeds at night from late May to mid-July on the young shoots and leaves of the foodplant
Size and Family
- Family – Brocades, Quakers and allies (Hadenines)
- Small Sized
- Wing Span Range (male to female) - 24-28mm
- UK BAP: Priority Species
- Nationally Scarce
Caterpillar Food Plants
Caterpillars feed on Bearberry (Arctostaphyllos uva-ursi)
Bearberry-rich moorland, mainly at altitudes of between 200-650m.
- Countries – Scotland
- Central Highlands of Scotland, recorded from Inverness-shire, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Morayshire and Banffshire
- Distribution Trend Since 1970s = Britain: Declining