Underwing Moth

underwing mothUnderwing Moth

Scientific name:
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) many species

Facts: Underwing moths include a wide variety and large number of species. The forewings of underwing moths are generally dull colored and form effective camouflage while they are at rest. The hind wings are conspicuously marked, normally with a yellow or red and black pattern. Some species have black, or black and white hind wings. Larvae normally feed on trees and are common on walnut and hickory. Species identification of underwing moths should not be attempted by anyone except experts in this group.

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