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Attributes of Catocala nuptialis
Catocala nuptialis (Walker 1858)
Identification: Similar to Catocala abbreviatella, but black reniform spot complete, more conspicuous, either solid or hollow. Marginal black band of yellowish orange hindwing not broken, but indented near anal angle.
Wing Span: 4-5 cm.
Caterpillar Hosts: Leadplant, honey locust, oak.
Range: Kentucky, Minnesota, and Manitoba, south to Texas.