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OBSCURE UNDERWING

Catacol obscura

Description:

i spotted this moth on the wall of my house using light trapping just shining a light at night

Habitat:

hemlock maple oak on a house property

Notes:

I am digging into my photo archives to continue to count the biodiversity on my yard from years of photography I hope this is not a repeat https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/spec...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Epione underwing
Catocala epione (Drury, 1773) Catocala epione - Wikipedia


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5 Comments

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 2 weeks ago

THANKS SO MUCH for the great feedback and catching my mistake i really appreciate that for real!

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 2 weeks ago

Comparing the photos of Catocala obscura and epione that I found on Internet, the two species are very much alike, but C.epione seems more colorful on the forewings. The moth on your photo is more brownish, which corresponds to Catocala obscura, so I tend to agree with that choice. Not completely sure however....

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 2 weeks ago

https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/spec...
I am thinking this species is a closer match???
(sorry i used the other species template when i put this one in)

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 2 weeks ago

opps do you thingk that Catacola obscura is a closer wing pattern match? sorry i posted this one in haste

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 2 weeks ago

I agree with Vo Anh Tuan, this is clearly a noctuid moth, in this case Catocala epione. Calledapteryx dryopterata is very different.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calledapte...

Ingrid3
Spotted by
Ingrid3

Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

Spotted on Aug 10, 2014
Submitted on Nov 15, 2021

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