#8770 innubens

Betrothed Underwing

Catocala innubens Guenee, 1852

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

Range: Eastern United States west to the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and east Texas.

Larval Hostplant(s): Honey Locust (Gleditsia)

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single extended mid-summer brood

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Medium sized – 2 1/8 – 2 7/8 Inches

Found at: Indian Cave State Park, Homestead National Monument, Fontenelle Forest, Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area.

Overwintering: As an egg on perennial woody growth.

Identification: FW subreniform spot usually white with pale bar passing through it; vague blackish bar from base to outer margin, darkest below apex. HW deep orange. (1) BugGuide.net.

Similar Species: Ilia Underwing (C. ilia) has yellow-orange HW and Penitent Underwing (C. piatrix) in which the HW is more reddish.

Notes: Identifying wing features illustrated.

Literature Cited: 1) BugGuide.net

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

Catocala innubens
Catocala innubens