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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July 19, 2014 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States March 26, 2015 Details
January 20, 2015 dd317 Adams County, Indiana, United States March 17, 2015 Details
June 09, 2010 curtis.lehman (Jeff Pusateri) St Lawrence County, New York, United States March 08, 2015 Details
June 09, 2014 Lula Field Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States March 03, 2015 Details
September 16, 2014 coreyk Clark County, Nevada, United States February 18, 2015 Details
September 28, 2014 strixv Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States February 18, 2015 Details
August 22, 2013 disteffv Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States February 14, 2015 Details
August 31, 2014 JohnRoosenberg Albany County, New York, United States February 10, 2015 Details
November 23, 2013 a-o Tompkins County, New York, United States February 04, 2015 Details
August 23, 2014 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States February 02, 2015 Details
November 10, 2013 tjrickert Accomack County, Virginia, United States January 31, 2015 Details
August 24, 2013 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States January 30, 2015 Details
August 04, 2014 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States January 28, 2015 Details
August 27, 2014 JohnRoosenberg Schoharie County, New York, United States January 26, 2015 Details
June 19, 2013 curtis.lehman (Bill Keim) Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States January 25, 2015 Details
July 01, 2013 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States January 25, 2015 Details
August 16, 2013 Indy Entomologist Marion County, Indiana, United States January 20, 2015 Details
June 13, 2014 michaeloberg Webster County, Iowa, United States January 19, 2015 Details
September 24, 2014 michaeloberg Webster County, Iowa, United States January 19, 2015 Details
May 23, 2014 michaeloberg Webster County, Iowa, United States January 19, 2015 Details
August 19, 2014 michaeloberg Webster County, Iowa, United States January 19, 2015 Details
September 01, 2014 JohnRoosenberg Albany County, New York, United States January 19, 2015 Details
July 27, 2014 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States January 15, 2015 Details
June 20, 2014 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States January 03, 2015 Details
August 23, 2014 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States January 03, 2015 Details
June 23, 2014 CathK Albany County, New York, United States December 31, 2014 Details
November 11, 2014 Finatic02 San Diego County, California, United States December 21, 2014 Details
June 17, 2014 CathK Albany County, New York, United States December 16, 2014 Details
November 07, 2014 Finatic02 San Diego County, California, United States December 09, 2014 Details
September 28, 2014 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States December 04, 2014 Details
May 04, 2014 curtis.lehman Fulton County, Pennsylvania, United States December 03, 2014 Details
August 08, 2011 lisagorn Otsego County, New York, United States November 30, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States November 26, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 christinebotelho Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States November 22, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States November 22, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 Andrew Feikema Cook County, Illinois, United States September 29, 2014 Details
September 20, 2014 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States September 29, 2014 Details
July 31, 2014 morphuez British Columbia, Canada September 22, 2014 Details
July 31, 2014 morphuez British Columbia, Canada September 22, 2014 Details
August 30, 2014 somethingroyal Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States September 17, 2014 Details
September 15, 2014 MothLibrarian Cook County, Illinois, United States September 15, 2014 Details
September 08, 2014 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States September 08, 2014 Details
September 03, 2014 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States September 06, 2014 Details
July 28, 2014 a-o Essex County, Massachusetts, United States September 05, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 MothLibrarian Cook County, Illinois, United States September 05, 2014 Details
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