Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
A Red Underwing, a Noctuid moth
|Type species:||Noctua pronuba|
(Large Yellow Underwing )
Acontiinae - Acronictinae - Aganainae - Agaristinae - Amphipyrinae - Amphipyrinae - Bagisarinae - Bryophilinae - Calpinae - Catocalinae - Cocytiinae - Condicinae - Cuculliinae - Dilobinae - Eucocytiinae - Eustrotiinae - Euteliinae - Glottulinae - Hadeninae - Heliothinae - Herminiinae - Hypeninae - Noctuinae - Plusiinae - Psaphidinae - Raphiinae - Stictopterinae - Stiriinae - Strepsimaninae - Ufeinae
The Noctuidae are a family of robustly-built moths with more than 25,000 known species [possibly 100,000 in the family]. Most have drab forewings, although some have brightly coloured underwings. There are usually few differences between the sexes.
Several species have larvae (caterpillars) that live in the soil and are agricultural or horticultural pests. These are the "cutworms " that eat the bases of young brassicas and lettuces. They form hard, shiny pupae.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details