Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euparthenos nubilis (Hübner, 1823)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931055
is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Nelson & Loy (1983) listed the wingspan as 60-70 mm. (3)
Crumb (1956) reported the larvae mature at about 50 mm. (4)
The hindwing is deep yellow/orange with 4 wavy black bands.
Maine and Ontario, to northern Florida. West to Nebraska and Arizona. (3)
2 broods, April to September.
The larval host is Robinia pseudoacacia
(black locust). (4)
Adults are often found on fermenting fruit. (2)
Adults are often attracted to light. (2)
True underwings (Catocala) HW have only 2-3 black bands on hindwing.
Covell, Charles Jr., Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America
, p. 260, pl. 45.2. (2)
Crumb, Samuel Ebb, 1956. The larvae of the Phalaenidae. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Technical Bulletin
no. 1135 p. 287. (4)
Nelson, John M. & Peter W. Loy, 1983. The underwing moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science
, 63: 60, 61, 63. (3)