Catocala mira Grote, 1876
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)
Literature Cited: (5) Bill Oehlke’s moth website
🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.Net