Pink Underwing Moth (Catocala concumbens)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Pink Underwing Moth.
Updated: 1/31/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
A dull brown and gray color with fine black lines successfully masks a shock of bright pink underwing on a Pink Underwing Moth.
The Pink Underwing Moth found in North America is not the same Pink Underwing Moth (Phyllodes imperialis) found in Australia. The Australian moth is a different genus and species and quite rare to find. The North American one is common and can be found in the eastern part of the continent.
Caterpillars emerge in spring and summer. They eat the leaves of poplar and willow trees. Adults are active and flying from mid-summer through mid- to late-autumn. They are attracted to light and sugar. They can be found in urban areas, woodlands and at the edges of forests.