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 27, 2015 John LeBlanc Rockingham County, Virginia, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 Sheryl Johnson Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States June 22, 2015 Details
June 21, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 22, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 Bushytail3 Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States June 21, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 clarissa.lehman Washington County, Oregon, United States June 16, 2015 Details
June 10, 2015 Mavpa Ontario County, New York, United States June 11, 2015 Details
June 10, 2015 DanielSnethen Shannon County, South Dakota, United States June 11, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 09, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 curtis.lehman (David Wright) Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States June 07, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 07, 2015 Details
June 01, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 02, 2015 Details
June 01, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 01, 2015 Details
May 12, 2015 tpriddy Santa Clara County, California, United States May 13, 2015 Details
May 15, 2014 michaeloberg Webster County, Iowa, United States May 11, 2015 Details
July 23, 2014 michaeloberg Webster County, Iowa, United States May 10, 2015 Details
June 07, 2013 LinRandolph Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States May 07, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 cycad97 Kern County, California, United States May 04, 2015 Details
April 21, 2015 floralista Santa Clara County, California, United States April 21, 2015 Details
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