Is this an Underwing Moth (genus Catocala).
I was browsing the pictures and assume this is maybe what my moth is? Can you tell if this is correct or something else. I wouldn’t have even seen the little creature had it not flapped its wings when my husband walked past the tree. This was at Rough River in McDaniels, Kentucky Thanks,
Janeen

Hi Janeen,
Underwing Moths generally have brightly colored underwings. Your moth is one of the Geometrid Moths. We believe it is a very well camouflaged Tulip-Tree Beauty, Epimecis hortaria. BugGuide indicates that it has a highly variable wing pattern. This variability will ensure the survival of the species by providing different types of camouflage for different types of trees which may provide potential resting sites.

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