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Little Bride Underwing

Catocala micronympha


Grey mottled, tree bark mimicking moth with orange, viceroy-like accents on ventral wings (dorsal side). To the left of wing on the side profile photo, there is an indentation or crypt. Don't know if that's normative or from an injury. Approx. 1.25" wide and 1" long.


Flew briefly into barn. Was photographed & released.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Underwing Moth
Genus Catocala Genus Catocala - Underwings - BugGuide.Net

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freelancing 8 years ago

Thanks, jgorneau. Done and done.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Nice! Please add to and join mission:

freelancing 8 years ago

I'm thinking orifice on body (side profile pic) on ventral side of wing might be the ear or vibration sensing organ?

freelancing 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID!

freelancing 8 years ago

Approx. dimensions are listed.

KeithRoragen 8 years ago

Size wold be helpful, but I believe this is a Small Underwing Moth - Catocala micronympha.

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Kaufman, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on May 20, 2012

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