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What kind of moth is this?
August 28, 2009
I found this cute moth in a shady spot outside. it has red on its wings.
what kind of moth is it?
Ducky and Red Bear
NM

Underwing Moth

Underwing Moth

Dear Ducky and Red Bear,
This is an Underwing Moth in the genus Catocala, but we have difficult distinguishing individual species.  Perhaps a reader can supply a species identification.  We believe it might be The Sweetheart, Calocala amatrix, based on images posted to BugGuide.

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