#8787 agrippina

Agrippina Underwing

Catocala agrippina Strecker, 1874

Family: Erebidae

Status: Uncommon to rare resident.

Range: The Gulf States ranging north to Virginia and southeast Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s): Hickory (Carya)

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single summer brood.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Medium to large Underwing. 3 – 3 1/3 Inches.

Found at:

Overwintering: In the egg stage on its hostplants.

Identification: FW with reddish shading in the reniform (subreniform lighter) and st areas and am line brown, followed by a lighter, band outside the pm line (as in C. epione). HW black with white fringe heavily barred with black teeth (these not reaching the wing margin) and with grayish hairs at the base and abdominal margin.

Similar Species: Retecta Underwings (C. retecta) have a prominent basal dash on the FW.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

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