Meet an Underwing – Noctua janthe (Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)

This year’s National Moth Week’s spotlighted moths are the Underwings, comprise the genus Catocala, which is part of the large Erebidae family.

This photo is of a moth resembling the true underwings – a Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe) was taken by Flickr member  bramblejungle in East Hagbourne, England, United Kingdom, August 2010.

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)

See more photos of Underwings and other moths on the National Moth Week Flickr group

National Moth Week 2016 will be held from 23rd to 31st July. Anyone can participate. Register a public or private event or find one to attend by checking the website for public events. Registration is free to individuals, groups and organizations.

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2 Responses to Meet an Underwing – Noctua janthe (Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)

  1. Tim Walker says:

    Sorry but you are wrong, the image is a Lesser Yellow Underwing, (Noctua comes)

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