Irish moths

Large Yellow Underwing

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Noctuinae

2107     *     Large Yellow Underwing     *     Noctua pronuba

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 45-55mm. Very variable but has distinctive black mark on edge of wing near wing tip.

Flight time: June-October
Found in most habitats, can be abundant in open, grassy areas

Larvae mainly feed underground on various herbaceous plants and grasses

Similar: Lesser Yellow Underwing. No black mark near wing tip

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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