Subject: What kind of bug is this
September 26, 2012 8:27 am
We recently encountered this bug in Iceland, never seen anything like this before.
Can you please advise whether this is something you have information about.
Signature: Haukur Þór
Dear Haukur Þór,
We don’t get many identification requests from Iceland. This moth is known as the Large Yellow Underwing, and its caterpillar is called the Winter Cutworm. It is native to Europe, including Iceland. The species was accidentally introduced into North America where it has become an Invasive Exotic species. You can read more about it on BugGuide and on the Michigan State University website.