#8783 angusi

Angus’ Underwing

Catocala angusi Grote, 1876

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

Range: Eastern United States, New York south to Kentucky and west to eastern Nebraska, and Kansas. Most records are from the Ohio River drainage.

Larval Hostplant(s): Hickory (Carya)

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

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

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Medium Sized. 2 1/3 – 3.0 Inches.

Found at:

Overwintering: As an egg on the hostplant.

Identification: Dark dashes in the basal and anal areas of the FW are diagnostic.(5) Black dash present at the bottom of pm. line, sometimes a black basal dash. Form “lucetta” with a broad, black, broken diagonal band from wing base to apex of wing (as shown in photo). HW fringe is black with a white area near the apex(5).

Similar Species: Robinson’s Underwing (C. robinsoni) has a white HW fringe.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

Literature Cited: 5. Bill Oehlke’s North American Catocala

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

Angus’ Underwing form “lucetta”
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