Definition of yellow underwing in English:

yellow underwing


  • An underwing moth that has yellow hind wings with a black terminal band.

    Noctua and other genera, family Noctuidae: several species, including the large yellow underwing (N. pronuba), the larva of which is a destructive cutworm

    ‘The Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) is a moth, the type species for the family Noctuidae. It is an abundant species throughout Europe.’
    • ‘Other yellow underwings always have some more black smears or spots in the yellow.’
    • ‘At the moment we're getting lots and lots of large yellow underwing, a massive moth, with brown wings, but we do get some interesting ones.’
    • ‘Some of the moths that I had marked down as large Yellow underwings are infact the Lesser yellow underwings - not having the black marks at the end of the wings.’


yellow underwing

/ˈyelō ˈəndərˌwiNG/ /ˈjɛloʊ ˈəndərˌwɪŋ/