Catocala lacrymosa

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Catocala lacrymosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala
Species: C. lacrymosa
Binomial name
Catocala lacrymosa
Guenée, 1852[1]
  • Catabapta lacrymosa
  • Catocala evelina French, 1881
  • Catocala emilia H. Edwards, 1881
  • Catocala zelica French, 1881
  • Catocala paulina H. Edwards, 1880
  • Catocala albomarginata Cassino, 1917

Catocala lacrymosa, the tearful underwing, is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found from Massachusetts and Connecticut south to Florida, west to Texas and eastern Oklahoma and north to Illinois and Michigan and into southern Ontario.

The wingspan is 60–82 mm. Adults are on wing from July to September depending on the location. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Carya species.


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