Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Jair Underwing
Catocala jair Strecker, 1897


Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Very similar to Catocala amica but pm. line straighter and less toothed. Prominent brown shading between pm. and st. lines. Forewing slightly broader and more blunt. Hindwing yellowish orange with black only at border, as in Catocala amica.
Wing Span: 3.5-4 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-June in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Unrecorded; probably oaks.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Northern half of Florida; New Jersey pine barrens.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL