Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

Clouded Underwing
Catocala nebulosa Edwards, 1864

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Forewing variable - reddish to yellowish brown, sometimes with a greenish tinge. Prominent basal patch darker brown; ends sharply at am. line. Apical area darker than median area of forewing, but not as dark as basal patch. Hindwing yellowish orange with broad black bands; fringe yellowish.
Wing Span: 7.5-8.6 cm.
Life History:
Flight: July-October.
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: Long Island, New York and southern Ontario to northern Florida, west to Wisconsin, Kansas, northern Arkansas and Louisiana.
Management Needs:
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