Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

September 2, 2013

Black on White

For some reason there are lots of these moths around this year.

Catocala relicta 

Catocala relicta 
Catocala relicta 

Google Catocala relicta  for more info.

Attributes of Catocala relicta

White Underwing
Catocala relicta Walker, [1858]

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: North America's only underwing with black and white bands on hindwing. Forewing varies from gray to blackish and white, providing camouflage when moth rests on brich bark.
Wing Span: 7-8 cm.
Life History:
Flight: July-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Poplars, quaking aspen, and willows.
Adult Food:
Range: Newfoundland to Pennsylvania, west across Canada, south to Missouri. Strays reported from Kentucky and Mississippi.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes:


Montanagirl said...

It sure has beautiful markings. I've never seen one quite like it.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! love that last photo! marvelous shot!

Mary Ann said...

WHOA! How did you get the head-on shot?

Nadine said...

Great pictures! Especially the last shot.

Mary said...

Could it be a Charlie Brown moth?

Here is a link to with a picture, it's brown, but it looks very similar.

David C Brown said...

Fascinating - why did God make these? - I wonder.

luckybunny said...

It's really quite beautiful...