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Species Catocala muliercula - The Little Wife Underwing - Hodges#8774

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Catocalini
Genus Catocala (Underwings)
Species muliercula (The Little Wife Underwing - Hodges#8774)
Hodges Number
8774
Size
Wingspan 54-70 mm
Identification
Forewing reddish-brown, hindwing banded black and yellowish-orange. Most lines on wings black (1).
Range
coastal Connecticut southwards through Atlantic Coastal Plain (and southwards, in Piedmont, presumably) to Texas
Season
May-July
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on waxmyrtle, Myrica.
Print References
Covell, p. 173, plate 36-4 (1)
Internet References
www.silkmoths.bizland.com - image and information
Moths of Maryland - pinned image and information
University of South Carolina Libraries - The John Abbot Watercolors at the University of South Carolina
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.