Catocala badia

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Catocala badia
Catocala phoebe.JPG
lectotype of Catocala badia var. phoebe. now considered a synonym of Catocala badia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala
Species: C. badia
Binomial name
Catocala badia
Grote & Robinson, 1866[1]
  • Catocala coelebs Grote, 1874
  • Catocala phoebe Edwards, 1884
  • Catabapta badia
  • Catabapta coelebs

Catocala badia, the bay underwing, bayberry underwing or old maid, is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found from southern Maine and New Hampshire south to New York and Connecticut.

Catocala badia coelebs Illustration
Catocala badia badia Illustration

The wingspan is 50–60 mm. There is probably one generation per year. The badia subspecies is listed as a species of special concern in Connecticut.[2]

The larvae feed on Comptonia peregrina, Myrica cerifera, Myrica gale, and Myrica pensylvanica.[3]


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  2. ^ "Connecticut's Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species 2015". State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Bureau of Natural Resources. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
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  • Catocala badia badia
  • Catocala badia coelebs Grote, 1874 (Ontario and New Hampshire)