#8773 epione

Epione Underwing

Catocala epione (Drury, 1773)

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

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.

Literature Cited:

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

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