Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Sappho Underwing
Catocala sappho Strecker, 1874

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Forewing white with reddish brown reniform spot continuing to costa. Lines blackish, heavy only at costa. Hindwing black with white fringe.
Wing Span: 6.2-7.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Pecan trees.
Adult Food:
Range: Virginia to Florida, west to southern Illinois, Missouri, and Mississippi.
Management Needs: