#8797 subnata

Youthful Underwing

Catocala subnata Grote, 1864

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

Range: Eastern United States west to eastern Nebraska and Oklahoma. Absent from the Gulf Coast states.

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

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single summer brood, July into September.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

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

Found at: Fontenelle Forest, Indian Cave State Park.

Overwintering: As eggs on tree bark.

Identification: FW with thin blackish lines and light brown shadings, reniform spot brown and distinctive. HW yellow orange with black bands, fringe broad and mostly yellow orange (males), basal hairs only slightly darker than ground color. Hind tibiae are cylindrical with a dense coating of spines.

Similar Species: Bride Underwing (C. neogama) FW is darker with more contrastingly marked with the HW black bands broader, basal hairs showing more contrast.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

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