#8789 ulalume

Ulalume Underwing

Catocala ulalume Strecker, 1878

Family: Erebidae

Status: Rare resident.

Range: Eastern United States south of the New England states west as far as southeast Nebraska and eastern Oklahoma and Texas.

Larval Hostplant(s): Hickory (Carya)

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single summer brood.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Medium size, 2 1/3 – 3 Inches

Found at:

Overwintering: As an egg on the hostplant.

Identification: FW with a white zigzag line on the outside on the pm. HW black with white fringe thin with sharp pointed barring.  

Similar Species: FW less brownish than Tearful Underwing (C. lacrymosa), FW white zigzag line on the outside on the pm more distinct than in Dejected Underwing (C. dejecta).

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

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