One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An underwing moth which has hindwings that are yellow with a black terminal band.
Noctua and other genera, family Noctuidae: several species, including the large yellow underwing (N. pronuba), the larva of which is a destructive cutworm
- ‘At the moment we're getting lots and lots of large yellow underwing, a massive moth, with brown wings, but we do get some interesting ones.’
- ‘The Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) is a moth, the type species for the family Noctuidae. It is an abundant species throughout Europe.’
- ‘Other yellow underwings always have some more black smears or spots in the yellow.’
- ‘Some of the moths that I had marked down as large Yellow underwings are infact the Lesser yellow underwings - not having the black marks at the end of the wings.’
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