Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Little Underwing
Catocala minuta

Observation date: August 06, 2022
Submitted by: Judith Huf
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Flew out of my flower boxes while I was watering. Ordinary urban garden.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: August 06, 2022
Coordinator notes: Catocala minuta has many variations. If you crop and adjust the photo the details show up. Here's one that matches -- https://bugguide.net/node/view/909723/bgimage There are also some on iNaturalist that also resemble this moth. If you haven't yet tried using iNaturalist, you might find the site interesting. The second suggestion from iNat was for Catocala minuta. Patterns on moth do not match that of Syngrapha rectangula.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County