#8800 aholibah

Aholibah Underwing

Catocala aholibah Strecker, 1874

Family: Erebidae

Status: Most likely a stray, especially eastern records.

Range: The west coast east to western portions of Nebraska and the Dakotas.

Larval Hostplant(s): Oaks (Quercus)

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single extended summer brood, June into October.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Medium to large size,3 1/8 – 3 1/2 Inches.

Found at:

Overwintering: As eggs on tree bark.

Identification: FW mottled with white and a diffuse dark arc running from the costa through two jagged “teeth” on the pm line. HW ground color “salmon”, the outer black band forming a rather sharp angle.

Similar Species: Dark FWs and dark pink HWs are distinctive; western in distribution.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

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