Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Yellow-Banded Underwing
Catocala cerogama Guenée 1852

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Easily recognized by the even, deep yellow band on hindwing. Forewing usually brownish gray; note pale band connecting whitish subreniform spot to costa. Forewing darker brown in melanic form "ruperti" Franc.
Wing Span: 6.4-8.1 cm.
Life History:
Flight: July-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: American basswood.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia to North Carolina, west to Manitoba, South Dakota, and Missouri.
Conservation: Common wherever basswood is plentiful.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL