Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Walker,  (1)
Grote, 1883 (43
Hy. Edwards, 1880 (6)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin
meaning "to lie with sexually."
Adult - forewing light brownish-gray, sometimes with greenish or turquoise tints; AM and PM lines thin, black, jagged; reniform and subreniform spots slightly paler than ground color; hindwing bright rosy-pink with broad black median and terminal bands; fringe white; antennae simple; sexes similar.
Nova Scotia to Alberta and adjacent northern states, south to Maryland and Nebraska.
Wooded riparian areas, mixed woods and edges, urban plantings; adults are nocturnal and come to light and sugar bait.
Adults fly from late July to early October. Larvae present in late spring and early summer.
One generation per year; overwinters as an egg
Not to be confused with the Pink Underwing
), a catocaline moth found in Australia.
Barnes, Wm. & J.H. McDunnough, 1918. Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala. Memoirs of the AMNH
, f.15; Pl.11
, f.5 (larva). (4)
Walker, F., . List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XIII - Noctuidae. British Museum (Natural History)