Adults can be found flying at night and by lights in areas near deciduous forests. They are most active from summer through early autumn. Caterpillars eat hickory and walnut tree leaves.
Details of the:
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Common name: Oldwife Underwing
Scientific Name: Catocala palaeogama
Size (Adult, Length): 60mm to 70mm (2.36in to 2.76in)
Identifying Colors: gray, black, brown, white, orange
Additional Descriptors: marbled, spots, wavy, lines, flying, orange, bands
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.