Catocala jessica

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Jessica underwing
Catocala jessica.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala
Species: C. jessica
Binomial name
Catocala jessica
H. Edwards, 1877[1]
Synonyms
  • Catocala babayaga Strecker, 1884

The Jessica underwing (Catocala jessica) is a moth of the Erebidae family. It was described from Arizona through Colorado to Illinois and California.

Catocala babayaga

The wingspan is about 75 mm.

The larvae feed on Populus and Salix species. Adults are on wing from June to October. There is probably one generation per year.

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