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Large Yellow Underwing

Noctua pronuba

Description:

Large light brown to dark brown,near black moth with hindwings that are bright orange-yellow with a black sub-terminal band. The underwing coloring is noticeable when the moth is in flight or resting with wings open.

Habitat:

Visiting flowers and grasses. Light attracted.

Notes:

This beautiful moth had the appearance of tree bark while resting with wings closed. It was attracted to antifreeze leaking from a parked vehicle. It landed in the parking lot which was next to wild grasses,flowers. I captured the moth for pictures and released it. This is the second moth I have found this spring attracted to and landing or resting near vehicle spills of fluids, antifreeze.

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Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 11, 2013
Submitted on Jun 13, 2013

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