Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Catocalinae

Catocala cerogama Guenée 1852

Common name: Yellow-banded underwing.

Hodges #: 8802.

Identification: Rfw 32.7 mm, hw with a single even yellow-orange band.

Similar species: 8796.

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

Hosts: Larvae feed on Tilia spp.– Basswood. Another host may be involved as moths are found far from basswood plantings.


moth image

ND, Richland Co., Iron pond, Sheyenne Natl.  grasslands. 4- VIII- 1997. Hg/UV lt. coll. G. Fauske.  [note expanded tibial scale-tuft on foreleg]


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Last updated: 03/27/02

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

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