Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Catocalinae

Catocala amica (Hübner 1818)

Common name: Girlfriend underwing.

Hodges#: 8878.

Identification: Rfw 18.9 mm. Lower half of frons glossy, only ND Catocala with black pm band absent from the dhw and present on vhw.

Similar species: 11012, 11012.1.

Distribution: Southern Canada, eastern U.S., southwestward to Arizona.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Quercus spp.– oaks, in ND, Q. macrocarpa Michx.– Bur oak.


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ND, Richland Co., West I allotment, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands. 16- VIII- 1996, Hg/UV lt., coll. C. Jordan.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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