#8781 judith

Judith’s Underwing

Catocala judith Strecker, 1874

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

Range: Eastern United States, New York south to Kentucky and west to eastern Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas.

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

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single brood flying from mid summer into the fall.

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 the hostplant.

Identification: FW almost uniformly light gray. HW black with the fringe barely contrasting. Smaller than most other black HW Underwings.

Similar Species: This moth’s smaller size separates it from other Underwings with black hindwings.

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

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