Catocala angusi Grote, 1876
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.
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