Definition of yellow underwing in English:

yellow underwing

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  • 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
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    • 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.
    • 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.

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