Noctua pronuba in USA

John Grehan jrg13 at
Thu Jan 14 20:48:51 EST 1999

Jonathan wrote

It is an introduced Old World
>(Palearctic) species, which was purportedly first introduced in Canada
>about 1994 or so, and has since been spreading throughout Eastern
>North America

this date conflicts with the date of 1979 by Lafontaine mentioned in the
earlier posting

 No American/Canadian
>literature that I am aware of concerning Noctuidae or moths in general
>treats this species; it is too new of a phenomenon.

The species is illustrated in Moths and Butterflies of Vermont, for a specimen
collected 6 June 1992.

John Grehan

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