Darling Underwing - Catocala cara
WS: ~80 mm. Violet brown FW sprinkled with greenish scales along jagged, black lines. HW is bright pink with black bands. Hosts: Poplar and willow.
Habitat: Spotted resting in a bird blind on the edge of a pond in a deciduous forest
''Catocala cara'', the darling underwing, is an Erebidae species. The species can be found in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains; it occurs west at least to Oklahoma and north at least to Illinois. It also ranges into southern Canada, but only barely so.