#8802 cerogama

Yellow-banded Underwing

Catocala cerogama Guenee, 1852

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

Range: Found in the New England states south to Tennessee and west to the Dakotas and Nebraska.

Larval Hostplant(s): Linden (Tilia).

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

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

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Medium to large Underwing, 2 3/4 – 3 1/8 Inches.

Found at: Indian Cave State Park, Fontenelle Forest.

Overwintering: As eggs on tree bark.

Identification: FW extensively shaded with brown, pale patch after am line along costa, extending obliquely inward to the very pale subreniform. HW yellow with very broad inner black band, brown basal hairs completely filling basal area. Yellow band very even followed by a very broad outer black band. Fringe light yellow/cream, heavily barred (2)

Similar Species: None, the HW color and smooth bands being distinctive.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

Literature Cited: (2) Sargent, T. D. 1976 Legion of the Night. The Underwing Moths, Univ. Mass. Press; Amherst; 222 pp.

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