Noctua (moth)

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Noctua janthe01.jpg
Noctua janthe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Noctuinae
Genus: Noctua
Linnaeus, 1758

Noctua (Latin for "little owl") is a genus of moths. They have dull, cryptic forewings and often very bright hindwings. These are hidden under the forewings when the moths rest, leading to their common name of yellow underwings. They are not particularly closely related to the "true" underwing moths (Catocala) though, apart from both being Noctuoidea (and in the traditional classification, Noctuidae). They are good fliers.


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  • Noctua at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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