Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Whitney's Underwing
Catocala whitneyi Dodge 1874

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Similar to Catocala nuptialis, but with solid black triangle formed by am. line, narrowest at costa.
Wing Span: 4.5-5 cm.
Life History: Emerges later than C. nuptialis and C. abbreviatella where ranges overlap.
Caterpillar Hosts: Leadplant.
Adult Food:
Range: Ohio to Tennessee, west to Manitoba and Kansas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
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