#8781 judith

Judith Underwing

Catocala judith Strecker, 1874

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

Range: Found from the mid-Atlantic states west to extreme eastern Nebraska, Kansas and Texas.

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

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single extended summer brood, June into September.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Small, 1 3/4 – 2 1/8 Inches.

Found at: Indian Cave State Park, Fontenelle Forest.

Overwintering: As eggs on tree bark.

Identification: FW uniform light gray, with only slight darkening about the reniform and beneath the anal dash. HW black, with dusky fringe hardly contrasting. (2)

Similar Species: Smaller than most other black HW Underwings.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

Literature Cited: (2) Sargent, T. D. 1976 Legion of the Night. The Underwing Moths, Univ. Mass. Press; Amherst; 222 pp.

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.