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Catocala retecta  - Catocala retecta-luctuosa

Catocala retecta - Catocala retecta-luctuosa
Blanchard township, Driftless Prairies, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, USA
August 31, 2015
Came to mercury vapor in the woods. I have in my notes that C. retecta and C. luctuosa are identical. Is dissection the only way to know the difference?

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Catocala retecta  - Catocala retecta-luctuosa Catocala retecta  - Catocala retecta-luctuosa

Moved
Moved from Underwings.

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Thanks!
I don't know what that means.

 
haha sorry.
i thought it looked a bit like flebilis

 
Yes, it does.
Are you confirming that and wanting me to move it?

 
i think it's more likely to be retecta/luctuosa
retecta/luctuosa occurs in Wisconsin but there are no records that i can find for flebilis. Also this moth doesn't have the dark shading between the AM line & the reniform/subreniform spot See:here

 
Kyle Johnson
confirmed it was C retecta and you suggest.

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