#8864 grynea

Woody Underwing

Catocala grynea (Cramer, 1779)

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

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

Larval Hostplant(s): Apple (Malus), Plum (Prunus), and Hawthorn (Crataegus).

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single brood flying from June to August.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Small in size, 1 1/2 – 2 Inches.

Found at: Fontenelle Forest.

Overwintering: As eggs on woody stems.

Identification: FW brownish along inner margin below black median dash. Fine broken black lines. HW yellow/orange and black lines. Sometimes the black border has a narrow break near the anal angle (1)

Similar Species: None in our area.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

Literature Cited: (1) BugGuide.net

đź”—Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.Net

Woody Underwing