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Hello!
What fun to look at all of the moths! This one was flying around our upstairs room in October. It was large enough that I thought, from its shadow, it might be a bat. Then I saw the beautiful coloring when it spread its wings. We had to hold it in a glass to get the photo. Its back was a rather beautiful brown pattern, but the red was astonishing. We happily set it free, again. Can you tell me what it is? Thanks!
Marjorie

Hi Marjorie,
This beauty is an Underwing Moth in the genus Catocala.

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