Butterflies and Moths of North America

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The Bride
Catocala neogama (J.E. Smith, 1797)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Very similar to Catocala subnata, but usually smaller and darker gray with heavier markings. Hind tibia flattened, sparsely and unevenly spined; that of C. subnata cylindrical with dense, uniform covering of spines on outer surface.
Wing Span: 7-8.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: June-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Butternut, hickories, and walnuts.
Adult Food:
Range: Maine and Quebec to northern Florida, west to South Dakota and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL