Noctua pronuba in Canada

Neil Jones Neil at
Mon Jan 18 16:11:33 EST 1999

In article < at>
           niklas.wahlberg at Helsinki.FI "Niklas Wahlberg" writes:

> At 10:27 18.1.1999 GMT, you wrote:
> >In article <369FC881.3E58DA8D at>,
> >       Yan Boulanger <yanb at> asked:
> >
> >>Considering the large number of species of host plant that moth has, I think
> >>it can spread further north than that.  If possible, I would like to know
> >>how far north it is in Europe.
> Noctua pronuba is common in southern Finland and occurs regularly in
> central Finland. Hope this is of interest.
> Cheers,
> Niklas Wahlberg
 I was with some lepidopterists friends a few days ago and mentioned
the fact that there was a lot of activity on the net about this moth.
This caused some mild amusement. It is the sort of moth that people 
tend to ignore in their traps because it is so very common.
The "Large Yellow Underwing" is a very common moth probably the commonest
moth we get.. As a child I would frequently find pupae whilst digging the
garden. These would be placed in a pot of soil until they emerged. The vast
majority were this moth. 

Neil Jones- Neil at
"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn Bog
National Nature Reserve

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