Catocala paleogama – Oldwife Underwing

Hodges # 8795

Caterpillar foods: hickory, walnut  (Bugguide)

This moth has several different forms.

8/20/2014  form Annida – with pale gray forewings and black reniform spot

Catocala paleogama form annida T 8-20-14 1

 

8/20/2014  form Annida

Catocala paleogama form annida T 8-20-14 2

 

7/28/2015

Catocala palaeogama 7-28-15 2

 

7/28/2015  underside of wings

Catocala palaeogama 7-28-15 1

 

7/28/2015

Catocala palaeogama 7-28-15 3

 

6/21/2019  Caterpillar found crawling on the ground;  finished rearing on Black Walnut leaves

 

6/22/2019  The underside is distinctive

 

6/22/2019

 

6/28/2019

 

7/1/2019  Pupated between leaves fastened together with silk

7/27/2019  The adult emerged

 

7/27/2019  Adult was released

 

7/27/2019  Spent pupa

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