#8803 relicta

White Underwing

Catocala relicta Walker, [1858]

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident or stray.

Range: Found in the northern half of the United States south to the Virginias, and the northern portions of New Mexico and Arizona.

Larval Hostplant(s): Poplar (Populus) and Willow (Salix).

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

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

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Medium sized Underwing. 2 2/3 – 3 Inches.

Found at: Harlan County Reservoir.

Overwintering: As eggs on tree bark.

Identification: Black and white bands on HW distinctive. Forewing variable, white to gray. (1)

Similar Species: None.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

Literature Cited: (1) BugGuide.net

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

White Underwing larva
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