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Sweetheart Underwing

Catocala amatrix


A lovely moth with bright red hindwings, Catocala amatrix is only one of the amazing species in the Catocala genus which are characterized by bark-colored forewings and striking hindwings, meant to startle potential predators.


Found resting on the side of my sister's chicken coop.



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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Thank you so much, dotun, Carol, Rieko, Adarsha, and wolflover090!

wolflover090 6 years ago

thats cool

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Very sweet :)

RiekoS 6 years ago

Exciting to know that I could meet this beauty someday, maybe......

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Lovely underwing!

dotun55 6 years ago

That's a lovely name J. Nice find ;-)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Thank you so much Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Pretty underwings!

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 31, 2013
Submitted on Oct 6, 2013

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