Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1142070

Meske's Underwing
Catocala meskei

Observation date: September 07, 2017
Submitted by: teachsci
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I turned on the light under my deck, and saw this moth sitting on a plank under my deck. Once the light turned on, it headed straight for the light. It would sit completely still, then flutter around for a few minutes, then return. I watched this dance for at least 15 minutes. I believe the underwing color was orange...sort of a burnt orange. I was able to get a photo with my flash, as well as one with the light from the globe. I am also enclosing a photo of this moth in flight...though I know it is not as sharp as I would like. summer; mid 70's; dry conditions
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: December 07, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Nebraska, Douglas County