Big Unidentefied Moth
August 8, 2010 5:39 am
Hi bugman, i came across this moth in that i have never seen before around here, it has about a 5/6 cm wingspan and appear to have two sets of wings, a bigger light brown one colored like it’s body, and a smaller orange/black striped set appear underneath when it spreads it’s wings!
I carefully captured the moth in a jar to take the picture, and released it after of course!
Your moth is an Underwing Moth in the genus Catocala. We do not get many submissions from Portugal, so we are very excited to post your letter and photograph.