#8872 clintonii

Clinton’s Underwing

Catocala clintonii Grote, 1864

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

Range: Found from the eastern seaboard west to eastern portions of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas but absent from much of New England.

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

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single brood flying in June and July (earlier than most other Underwings)

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: Small Underwing. 1 3/4 – 2 1/8 Inches.

Found at: Niobrara Valley Preserve

Overwintering: As eggs on woody stems.

Identification: FW with fine black lines and dashes. Basal dash long, often followed by a second shorter dash which crosses the am line, blackening of veins prominent toward the outer margin. HW pale yellow-orange with black bands, the inner black band ending abruptly before the inner margin. Large apex and fringe yellowish-orange (2)

Similar Species: The FW basal dash separates it from Magdalen (C. illecta) and Abbreviated (C. abbreviatella) Underwings.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

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

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

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