Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1358421

Oldwife Underwing
Catocala palaeogama

Observation date: June 07, 2023
Submitted by: ddamery
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on a garden hose. When I touched it with a stick to move it, it began to move back and forth, almost "jumping" underside has purple hairs in circular patterns. It is about 5-7 cm long and about 50-80 mm diameter.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: June 08, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Ingham County