#8878 amica

Girlfriend Underwing

Catocala amica (Hubner, 1818)

Family: Erebidae

Status: Resident

Range: Found from the eastern seaboard west into the Dakotas, eastern Nebraska and south into central Texas.

Larval Hostplant(s): Oak trees (Quercus).

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: A single brood flying from June into September.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 1 3/4 Inches

Found at: Fontenelle Forest, Indian Cave SP.

Overwintering: As eggs on woody stems.

Identification: FW without significant markings. The HW lacks the dark median band and the outer band ends well before the anal angle but is followed by a black dot (5)

Similar Species: No other Nebraska Underwings lack the HW medial band.

Notes: Identifying features illustrated.

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

🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.Net

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