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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September 27, 2016 Lutya Rensselaer County, New York, United States September 28, 2016 Details
September 06, 2016 Slugbait Ontario, Canada September 28, 2016 Details
August 27, 2016 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada September 27, 2016 Details
September 22, 2016 juliereid Ontario, Canada September 22, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 Slugbait Ontario, Canada September 21, 2016 Details
September 10, 2016 drkilmer Frederick County, Maryland, United States September 20, 2016 Details
September 09, 2016 iangardner Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States September 19, 2016 Details
September 15, 2016 yardbird Camden County, New Jersey, United States September 16, 2016 Details
August 01, 2014 JohnBoback Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States September 16, 2016 Details
July 21, 2016 Mark Wheeler Washington County, Minnesota, United States September 11, 2016 Details
September 11, 2016 digginflowers Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States September 11, 2016 Details
September 07, 2016 Wildchild26 British Columbia, Canada September 10, 2016 Details
September 08, 2016 neilds37 Clallam County, Washington, United States September 10, 2016 Details
September 09, 2016 CynthiaMorris Ontario, Canada September 10, 2016 Details
September 06, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada September 06, 2016 Details
August 23, 2016 Christine Stanke Portage County, Wisconsin, United States September 03, 2016 Details
September 01, 2016 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States September 02, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 Slugbait Ontario, Canada September 01, 2016 Details
August 30, 2016 curtis.lehman (John Fedak) McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States August 31, 2016 Details
August 12, 2016 Slugbait Ontario, Canada August 22, 2016 Details
August 22, 2016 K Marcus Ontario, Canada August 22, 2016 Details
June 17, 2015 iangardner Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States August 16, 2016 Details
June 03, 2016 Sheryl Johnson Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States August 15, 2016 Details
June 03, 2016 Sheryl Johnson Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States August 15, 2016 Details
May 31, 2016 Brittanie New York County, New York, United States August 01, 2016 Details
July 28, 2016 Dogsledding101 Ontario, Canada July 29, 2016 Details
June 13, 2016 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States July 23, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 Mluna25 Queens County, New York, United States July 23, 2016 Details
July 22, 2016 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States July 23, 2016 Details
June 11, 2015 iangardner Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 ddrudis Juneau Borough, Alaska, United States July 19, 2016 Details
July 09, 2016 Geoff Urwin Saskatchewan, Canada July 11, 2016 Details
July 09, 2016 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada July 10, 2016 Details
July 07, 2016 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States July 07, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 rrennie British Columbia, Canada July 05, 2016 Details
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