Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1219207

Oldwife Underwing
Catocala palaeogama

Observation date: August 08, 2019
Submitted by: annielynn30
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: August 8 - Observed clinging to dark brown painted molding around garage door, north side of building. August 12 - Found deceased specimen on the garage floor, just inside the location where the live moth was observed. I believe it is the same individual. It is unknown how long it was there before being noticed. Photos 2 & 3 are of the dead moth.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Mark Wheeler
Verified date: February 02, 2021
Coordinator notes: Photo 1 is Catocala palaeogama, the first BAMONA sighting of this species for MI. Photos 2-3 are of a different individual, in this case Catocala cara. You may want to submit a new sighting with just these two, if you still have the photos.
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Jackson County