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type of underwing moth?
Hi again:
I keep finding amazing moths in our yard in central North Carolina (near Chapel Hill). Is this a type of underwing moth? That’s the closest I came on your website, but I didn’t see one with this coloring and pattern. The pattern on the wings is sort of a metallic blue and purple and the pattern looks like a bat head. What do you think?
Sandy

Hi Sandy,
This is an Underwing Moth and it might be a Penitent Underwing, Catocala piatrix. We found a nearly exact match on BugGuide.

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