Underwing moth (genus Catocala) from caterpillar to adult

Steve Deaver collected a large caterpillar in the LaGrange area in early April 2015. We raised it to see the adult it produced, and we got a species of Underwing moth, genus Catocala. I wish to thank  Dr. B. Christian Schmidt, Research Scientist at the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes.

 

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Here is the moth, fresh from its cocoon. The caterpillar pupated inside leaves rolled together. Notice even the eyes have scales, and the leg is camouflaged too.

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Below are some images of the moth and its wings.

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