Noctuidae

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Noctuidae

a family of moths - the owlet moths - whose larvae are known as cutworms and cause damage to crop plant roots.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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This is followed by nine families of moths (Lepidoptera), including the species-rich owlet moths or Noctuidae (now considered to include the once separate families of tiger and tussock moths) and finally, but by no means least, some 12 families of true flies or Diptera.
Superficially, the moths resembled members of the large macro-moth family Noctuidae (owlet moths), particularly those of the subfamily Catocalinae, many of which have brightly contrasting underwings coloured black and red, yellow or orange.