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Yellow-Fringed Underwing (Catocala luctuosa) At a 365+395nm UV light setup at a mixed forest edge.<br />
 Catocala retecta,Geotagged,Summer,United States,Yellow-gray underwing Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Yellow-Fringed Underwing (Catocala luctuosa)

At a 365+395nm UV light setup at a mixed forest edge.

    comments (3)

  1. Very cool find, the subtle earth tones are beautiful. It's almost like a reverse underwing. What you hiding beneath those wings? GRAY! Posted one month ago
    1. It was a perfect specimen. These Catocala are a bit temperamental, but they will often eventually settle down and let you hold them. I was excited to see these colors. They blend in well with the red/yellow soil we have nearby. Posted one month ago
  2. What a beauty! I love that you are still mothing! I should try a few more nights before temps get too low. Posted one month ago

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''Catocala retecta'', the yellow-gray underwing, is a moth of the family Erebidae. The species was first described by Augustus Radcliffe Grote in 1872. It can be found in North America from southern Ontario and Quebec south through Maine and New Jersey, south through Tennessee to Georgia and west to Arkansas and Kansas and north to Wisconsin.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 17, 2021. Captured Sep 13, 2021 05:57 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/11.0
  • 1/49s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm