Noctua pronuba

933551.00 — 11003.1 — Noctua pronuba (Linnaeus, 1758) — Large Yellow Underwing

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:



This species was accidentally introduced to North America around 1979 in NS. It rapidly spread across the continent and is abundant in places.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Lafontaine, J. D., 1998. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3: p. 63; pl. 1.46-47. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 58.9f; p. 314. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths