Catocala maestosa

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Sad underwing
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala
Species: C. maestosa
Binomial name
Catocala maestosa
Hulst, 1884[1]
  • Catabapta viduata
  • Catocala viduata Guenée, 1852
  • Catocala guenei Grote, 1887
  • Catocala moderna Grote, 1900

Catocala maestosa (sad underwing) is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found from New York south to Florida and Alabama, west to Texas and eastern Oklahoma and north to Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota.


The wingspan is 78-98 mm. Adults are on wing from July to October depending on the location. There is probably one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Carya aquatica, Carya illinoinensis and Juglans nigra.


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