Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1175999

Tearful Underwing
Catocala lacrymosa

Observation date: August 02, 2018
Date notes: Hot, humid, had been storming on and off for days. At the time the sun was peeking through, and a storm came through about 30 minutes after I spotted this guy.
Submitted by: plawryniuk
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Was hiding among the bark of some oak and pine trees as I walked through the woods behind my work. I spotted him and he kept flying from tree to tree trying to hide. I managed to get some mediocre photos of him before he took off into the treetops. As he was flying I noticed the underwing was very white, and he has 4 distinct white spots along his middle back. I couldn't ID him from any of my guides but he was magnificent.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 03, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Newport News, United States, Virginia