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.
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June 26, 2016 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada June 30, 2016 Details
June 28, 2016 jtylerbell St Marys County, Maryland, United States June 30, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 drkilmer Frederick County, Maryland, United States June 26, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 brainerd Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States June 26, 2016 Details
June 01, 2016 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 23, 2016 Details
May 08, 2016 PianoKitten Suffolk County, New York, United States June 20, 2016 Details
June 03, 2016 PianoKitten Suffolk County, New York, United States June 20, 2016 Details
May 31, 2016 TCat7187 Cecil County, Maryland, United States June 19, 2016 Details
June 06, 2016 dendroica5 Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States June 15, 2016 Details
May 23, 2016 jvhigbee Pierce County, Washington, United States June 11, 2016 Details
June 02, 2016 yardbird Camden County, New Jersey, United States June 03, 2016 Details
May 10, 2016 Logan06cal Sacramento County, California, United States May 27, 2016 Details
May 16, 2016 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States May 26, 2016 Details
May 18, 2016 estaengl Charlottesville City County, Virginia, United States May 25, 2016 Details
September 10, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada May 17, 2016 Details
May 15, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States May 15, 2016 Details
April 26, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States April 27, 2016 Details
July 07, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada March 21, 2016 Details
July 11, 2015 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States March 14, 2016 Details
July 20, 2012 4oclockwatch San Juan County, Washington, United States March 10, 2016 Details
July 31, 2015 N_Santill Missoula County, Montana, United States March 04, 2016 Details
February 05, 2016 Latenight Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States February 17, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 curtis.lehman Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 29, 2016 Details
August 30, 2015 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States January 08, 2016 Details
September 28, 2015 Charflet Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States January 07, 2016 Details
June 15, 2015 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States December 26, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 curtis.lehman Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States November 01, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 curtis.lehman Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States October 20, 2015 Details
October 17, 2015 naturewalker20 Hamilton County, Ohio, United States October 17, 2015 Details
October 13, 2015 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 13, 2015 Details
June 17, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 10, 2015 Details
September 25, 2015 treichard Howard County, Maryland, United States September 26, 2015 Details
September 13, 2015 pabirdermoore Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States September 18, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 Sheryl Johnson Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States September 16, 2015 Details
August 31, 2015 carleypasq Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States September 11, 2015 Details
September 05, 2015 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States September 07, 2015 Details
August 30, 2015 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States August 30, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 Bushytail3 Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States August 26, 2015 Details
May 31, 2008 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States August 20, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada August 10, 2015 Details
August 05, 2015 magnunc Howard County, Maryland, United States August 07, 2015 Details
August 03, 2015 Chris Blomme Ontario, Canada August 04, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 treichard Montgomery County, Maryland, United States August 03, 2015 Details
July 20, 2015 Moon Guilford County, North Carolina, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 22, 2015 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 06, 2015 joannireland@gmail.com King County, Washington, United States July 23, 2015 Details
July 07, 2015 gloriannaj Pacific County, Washington, United States July 22, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 Brittanie New York County, New York, United States July 21, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 Brendamouse Allen County, Indiana, United States July 12, 2015 Details
July 01, 2015 Glennie British Columbia, Canada July 11, 2015 Details