Butterflies and Moths of North America

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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.
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Adult Food:
Range: Long Island, New York and southern Ontario to northern Florida, west to Wisconsin, Kansas, northern Arkansas and Louisiana.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL