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Moth g&b - Catocala vidua

Moth g&b - Catocala vidua
Collegedale, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
September 17, 2006
Size: maybe an inch long

Moth ID
It's a Widow Underwing [Catocala vidua]. You can find it on Plate 34 of Covell's Eastern Moths.

to me it looks like either that one or 8790 -- Dejected Underwing Moth (Catocala dejecta).

How can you be positive?

here vs here.

C. vidua
The black streaks on dejecta are thin and scattered about the wing. On vidua they are thicker and often appear "connected" throughout the wing.

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