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what is this?
I took this picture during the summertime in upstate New York. Since then I have tried to identify this moth but I cannot find it anywhere, and my eyes are going “buggy” from looking at so many pictures trying to ID it. Could you please tell me what it is? Sorry I didn’t get any pictures of the backside of its wings, but I was trying to get as many shots as I could without disturbing it. Thanks in advance.
Carrie

Hi Carrie,
This is some species of Underwing Moth in the genus Catocala.

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