Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Catocalinae

Catocala ilia (Cramer 1776)

Common name: Beloved underwing/ Wife underwing.

Hodges #: 8801.

Identification: Rfw 36.9 mm, fw pattern variable, hw with irregular pm and outer marginal bands; ventral f/hw with discal areas reddish; fore tibiae without setae.

Similar species: 8796, 8798, 8805.

Distribution: southern Canada and United States east of the Rockies.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Quercus macrocarpa Michx. Bur oak.


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ND, Richland Co., Iron pond, Sheyenne Natl.  grasslands, 4- VIII- 1997, Hg/UV lt., coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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