Catocala epione (Drury, 1773)
Range: Eastern United States west to eastern Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Larval Hostplant(s): Hickory (Carya)
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Broods/Flight Times: A single summer brood.
Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.
Avg. Wingspan: Medium Sized. 2 1/8 – 2 1/2 Inches.
Found at: Indian Cave State Park.
Overwintering: As eggs on the hostplant
Identification: FW brown and gray with a broad brown band outside of pm. line, followed by a thinner, lighter band. HW solid black with a wide pure white fringe with no barring.
Similar Species: HW pure white fringe sets this species apart.
Notes: Identifying features illustrated.