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Noctua janthina [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Langmaid's Yellow Underwing
The Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthina) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed throughout southern and central Europe, and southern Sweden.
Like other members of its genus this species has bright orange-yellow hindwings but as the common name suggests the black sub-terminal bands are very broad and account for about half the area of the hindwings. The forewings are more cryptically marked but are generally more attractively marked than in its congenators, variegated in shades of buff and purplish-brown. The wingspan is 3444 mm. The adults fly at night from the latter half of July to August and are attracted to light and sugar.
The larva is brown with v-shaped markings along the back. It feeds on a wide variety of plants including:Salix,Ulmus,Urtica,Viola,Prunus.
The species overwinters as a larva.
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Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/10 sec
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-01 09:14
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 242 kb
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WOW this is so interesting and quite impressive NEVER have seen this species until today well done! Such an interesting "third wing" almost looks like a mutation and a beautiful one at that
Ciao Sergio, fantastica macro, non l'avevo mai vista sta falena, ottimi deyegli, splendida nitidezza e magnifici colori, bravo, buona Dpomenica, ciao Silvio
- [2012-08-25 15:13]
Ciao Sergione,grande cattura di questa strana e molto carina falena con un design molto accattivante,eccellenti colori e dettagli nonostante la luce.Buona Domenica,Luciano
Bom dia Sergio
WOW may I say!!!Very interesting document and excellent macro as usual.Thank You.
Have a good week!