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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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
September 05, 2014 MothLibrarian Cook County, Illinois, United States September 05, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 MothLibrarian Cook County, Illinois, United States September 05, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 MothLibrarian Cook County, Illinois, United States September 05, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 MothLibrarian Cook County, Illinois, United States September 05, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 MothLibrarian Cook County, Illinois, United States September 05, 2014 Details
August 18, 2014 b.cn.u Ontario, Canada September 05, 2014 Details
August 24, 2014 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada September 03, 2014 Details
August 20, 2014 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada August 31, 2014 Details
August 31, 2014 Ncandler Hamilton County, Ohio, United States August 31, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 caher001 Carroll County, Maryland, United States August 13, 2014 Details
July 29, 2014 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada August 03, 2014 Details
June 20, 2013 abwest Hancock County, Ohio, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 24, 2014 joeverica Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States July 30, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 J_Martineau Washakie County, Wyoming, United States July 28, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States July 26, 2014 Details
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