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Large Yellow Underwing
Large Yellow Underwing Photos © Kim Hosen; Suburban backyard, Woodbridge, Virginia; May 2009  

Large Yellow Underwing
Noctua pronuba
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)

Wingspan: 50–60 mm

Habitat: Lawns and other open areas

Caterpillar host plants: Wide variety of leafy vegetables, root crops and ornamental flowers

Native to Eurasia, these have been introduced in North America. It was first observed in Nova Scotia in 1979 and has spread rapidly.