Noctua pronuba, commonly known as the Large Yellow Underwing, is a species of moth found in Europe, North Africa, and temperate Asia. It has a wingspan of 40–50 mm and is easily identified by its yellow hindwings with a broad black band. The forewings are reddish-brown with a pattern of dark lines and spots. Noctua pronuba inhabits grasslands, meadows, and gardens, and is active from May to August. Its lifespan is approximately one year, and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Noctua pronuba, commonly known as the Large Yellow Underwing, is a species of moth found in Europe and parts of Asia. The name Noctua is derived from the Latin word for "night," while pronuba is derived from the Latin word for "bride." This name was likely given to the species due to its yellow and black wings, which resemble a bride's dress.
Related Species: Agrotis segetum, Agrotis ipsilon, Agrotis exclamationis, Agrotis puta, Agrotis trux, Agrotis obesa, Agrotis ripae, Agrotis clavis, Agrotis cinerea, Agrotis spinifera