#8779 serena

Serene Underwing

Catocala serena Edwards, 1764

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

Range: Northeastern United States south to Kentucky and Missouri and west to eastern Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s): Walnut (Juglans) and Hickory (Carya)

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single mid to late summer brood

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Small. 2 1/8 – 2 1/3 Inches

Found at: Indian Cave State Park

Overwintering: In the egg stage on the hostplant.

Identification: Thorax has a contrasting brown collar. HW dull yellow.

Similar Species: Habilis Underwing (C. habiis) lacks the contrasting brown collar on the thorax.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

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