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Andromache Underwing Moth (Catocala andromache) ? - Catocala andromache

Andromache Underwing Moth (Catocala andromache) ? - Catocala andromache
Laguna Mountains, San Diego County, California, USA
May 27, 2017
Attracted to UV light. Elevation ~5,000 ft.

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Andromache Underwing Moth (Catocala andromache) ? - Catocala andromache Andromache Underwing Moth (Catocala andromache) ? - Catocala andromache

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Underwings are difficult. The
Underwings are difficult. The only species in the SW I am finding in which both underwing and FW matches yours is Catocala desdemona - Desdemona Underwing


But it is not recorded in CA on either BG or MPG and the images on the two sites do not look exactly similar either. So your original ID may be correct or it might be this or another species altogether. Help needed.