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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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
July 03, 2013 a-o Essex County, Massachusetts, United States August 30, 2013 Details
August 27, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States August 28, 2013 Details
August 24, 2013 Roger Iverson Whatcom County, Washington, United States August 26, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 John Barry Multnomah County, Oregon, United States August 24, 2013 Details
June 06, 2013 WildWatch Alameda County, California, United States August 22, 2013 Details
August 12, 2013 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States August 17, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 irshprncsk Pierce County, Washington, United States August 12, 2013 Details
August 01, 2013 Matt ODonnell Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States August 09, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 sharin Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States August 09, 2013 Details
July 09, 2011 randimal King County, Washington, United States August 02, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 kelly.lotts Whatcom County, Washington, United States July 31, 2013 Details
June 20, 2013 mom2krb Erie County, New York, United States July 22, 2013 Details
June 09, 2013 dwaynewood58 Erie County, New York, United States July 16, 2013 Details
August 29, 2012 mom2krb Erie County, New York, United States July 16, 2013 Details
July 29, 2012 Jeremy Martin Allegany County, New York, United States July 15, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 Cjrice10 Louisiana, United States July 13, 2013 Details
June 28, 2013 Judith Hadley British Columbia, Canada July 04, 2013 Details
June 24, 2013 Lklk British Columbia, Canada July 03, 2013 Details
June 22, 2013 Jim Dolan Columbiana County, Ohio, United States July 02, 2013 Details
June 19, 2013 SteveSass St Joseph County, Indiana, United States June 27, 2013 Details