Attributes of Noctua pronuba

European Yellow Underwing
Noctua pronuba (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Identification: Yellow hindwing and black marginal band. Lacks dark discal spot present in Noctua comes. Forewing color and pattern is variable, ranging from immaculate to well marked.
Wing Span: 2.1-2.6 cm.
Life History: Adults are nocturnal.
Flight: Mid-June to late September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Weedy and cultivated herbaceous plants including FragariaSolanum lyopersicon var. cerasiforme (Solanaceae), Beta (Chenopodiaceae), and Vitis (Vitaceae).
Adult Food:
Habitat: Lawns, open areas with sparse weedy growth.
Range: Native range is Eurasia and Africa. Accidentally introduced to Nova Scota in 1979 and has spread across the continent to Alaska, California, and British Columbia.
Conservation:
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July 10, 2014 Molanic Du Page County, Illinois, United States July 23, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 johngor Ontario, Canada July 20, 2014 Details
June 13, 2013 toddewen Ingham County, Michigan, United States July 14, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 08, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 jim.odonater Lake County, Oregon, United States July 07, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 nmccarthy Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States July 03, 2014 Details
June 26, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 29, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 crgurst Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States June 28, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada June 28, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 TheIcePixy Davis County, Utah, United States June 26, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 skywatcher British Columbia, Canada June 23, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States June 22, 2014 Details
June 17, 2014 Latenight Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States June 22, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 M Kyllo British Columbia, Canada June 15, 2014 Details
September 01, 2013 Hayley Phipps Grayson County, Virginia, United States June 13, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 jim.odonater Clark County, Washington, United States June 09, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 fawnlilylanah British Columbia, Canada June 09, 2014 Details
May 30, 2014 Latenight Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 27, 2014 mybaredog Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States May 31, 2014 Details
May 15, 2014 matthewjcampbell Umatilla County, Oregon, United States May 19, 2014 Details
April 12, 2014 Bobobob Spokane County, Washington, United States April 15, 2014 Details
February 28, 2014 BRunning King County, Washington, United States March 03, 2014 Details
November 23, 2013 USCGA82 Passaic County, New Jersey, United States February 25, 2014 Details
December 29, 2013 scienceisgreat Bennington County, Vermont, United States February 20, 2014 Details
August 10, 2013 Bushytail3 Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States February 12, 2014 Details
July 28, 2013 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States February 11, 2014 Details
September 30, 2013 EeyoreWG Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States February 07, 2014 Details
January 13, 2014 KristinKhaos King County, Washington, United States January 17, 2014 Details
January 07, 2014 faithandrews Nova Scotia, Canada January 12, 2014 Details
January 03, 2014 GoodDayGabe Clark County, Washington, United States January 08, 2014 Details
September 27, 2013 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States November 25, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 chris rockss Genesee County, Michigan, United States November 15, 2013 Details
September 18, 2013 oldbig Ingham County, Michigan, United States November 15, 2013 Details
October 29, 2013 Fung_01 Ontario, Canada November 07, 2013 Details
August 23, 2013 pswakopf Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States October 26, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 cowbug3 Humboldt County, California, United States October 21, 2013 Details
September 18, 2013 xsunny Ontario, Canada October 21, 2013 Details
October 08, 2013 violet07 Oregon, United States October 16, 2013 Details
October 10, 2013 Linda Fink Yamhill County, Oregon, United States October 16, 2013 Details
October 04, 2013 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States October 08, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States October 06, 2013 Details
September 29, 2013 cowbug3 Humboldt County, California, United States October 04, 2013 Details
September 29, 2013 cowbug3 Humboldt County, California, United States October 04, 2013 Details
May 03, 2013 SerialMom Sacramento County, California, United States October 01, 2013 Details
May 01, 2013 Ecotech Sacramento County, California, United States October 01, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 curtis.lehman Randolph County, West Virginia, United States September 29, 2013 Details
September 10, 2013 skywatcher British Columbia, Canada September 16, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States September 08, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 doris potter Quebec, Canada September 04, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States September 01, 2013 Details