|Common name: Scarlet underwing.
Hodges #: 8851.
Identification: Rfw 26.6 mm, hw darker red than other Catocala
species, ventral f/hw with red discal and pm areas; basal meso-tarsal
segment densely setose ventrally, not with the usual three rows of setae.
Similar species: 8806, 8812, 8857.
Distribution: southern Canada and eastern United States,
following river valleys onto the Great Plains.
Hosts: Larvae feed on Quercus– Oaks, in ND, Q.
macrocarpa Michx.– Bur oak.
ND, Richland Co., West I allotment. Sheyenne natl.
grasslands. 17- VII- 1997, Hg/UV lt. coll. G. Fauske.