#8863 mira

Wonderful Underwing

Catocala mira Grote, 1876

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

Range: Found from the eastern seaboard west to the Dakotas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

Larval Hostplant(s): Hawthorn (Crataegus)

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single brood flying from mid to late summer.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Small Underwing, 1 1/2 – 2 Inches.

Found at: Indian Cave State Park, Fontenelle Forest.

Overwintering: As eggs on woody stems.

Identification: FW subterminal area shaded with brown; subreniform spot conspicuous and usually pale brown; pale whitish area runs obliquely from costa to subreniform spot; part of PM line forms a black streak parallel to inner margin near anal angle. HW deep orange with complete inner black band; outer black band unbroken. (5)

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Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

Literature Cited: (5) Bill Oehlke’s moth website

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.Net

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