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Red underwing moth (Catocala nupta) Buggenhoutbos, Belgium. 2016. Belgium,Catocala nupta,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Red underwing moth (Catocala nupta)

Buggenhoutbos, Belgium. 2016.

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  1. Thanks for opening your archive of moths! Beautiful species. For those interested in the origin of the name, here's the red underwings:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_underwing#/media/File:Catocala.nupta-Moth3-30.07.06.jpg
    Posted one year ago

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The red underwing is a moth of the Erebidae family. This is a large nocturnal European species which, like most noctuids, is drably coloured to aid concealment during the day. It flies in August and September, and comes freely to both light and sugar.

This species and other ''Catocala'' moths have brightly coloured underwings, in this case orange, red, or pink. These are not visible at rest, being hidden by the dull forewings, but they help the moth avoid predators such as birds if it.. more

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Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 21, 2018. Captured Aug 6, 2016 14:16 in Bareeldreef, 9255 Buggenhout, Belgium.
  • SP-100EE
  • f/2.9
  • 1/80s
  • ISO125
  • 4.3mm