Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Bay Underwing or Badia Underwing
Catocala badia Grote & Robinson, 1866

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Easily recognized by the smooth brown forewing with darker brown, inconspicuous lines. Note paler brown area beyond nearly straight st. line. Hindwing orange and black.
Wing Span: 5-6 cm.
Life History:
Flight: July-early October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Waxmyrtle.
Adult Food:
Range: Maine to New Jersey in coastal habitats.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL