Catocala messalina

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Catocala messalina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala
Species: C. messalina
Binomial name
Catocala messalina
Guenée, 1852[1]
Synonyms
  • Catocala belfragiana Harvey, 1875
  • Catocala jocasta Strecker, 1875

The Messalina Underwing (Catocala messalina) is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found from Virginia south to Florida and west to Texas and north to Kansas.

The wingspan is 40-45 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August. There is probably one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Quercus geminata, Quercus hemisphaerica and Quercus virginiana.

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