Catocala parta

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Catocala parta
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala
Species: C. parta
Binomial name
Catocala parta
Guenée, 1852[1]
Synonyms
  • Catocala petulans Hulst, 1884
  • Catocala forbesi Franclemont, 1938
  • Catocala parta var. perplexa Strecker, 1873

The Mother Underwing (Catocala parta) is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found from Nova Scotia south to Maryland and Kentucky, west to southern Saskatchewan and Alberta, western Montana, and Utah.

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The wingspan is 70–78 mm. Adults are on wing from August to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Populus and Salix species.

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