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    Pink Underwing Moth - (Catocala concumbens)

    A dull brown and gray color with fine black lines successfully masks a shock of bright pink underwing on a Pink Underwing Moth.

    Staff Writer (1/31/2017): 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.

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    Pink Underwing Moth

    Category: Butterfly or Moth
    Common name: Pink Underwing Moth
    Scientific Name: Catocala concumbens
    Other Names: Sleepy Underwing Moth

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Lepidoptera
           Genus: Catocala
            Species: concumbens

    Size (Adult, Length): 60mm to 75mm (2.36in to 2.95in)

    Identifying Colors: gray, pink, purple, black, white

    Additional Descriptors: flying, band, bright

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Connecticut; Delaware; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kentucky; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Dakota; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Dakota; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; British Columbia; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec

    * 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.

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