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Big Unidentefied Moth
Location:  Portugal
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!
Bug

Underwing from Portugal

Dear Bug,
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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Portugal

One Response to Underwing Moth from Portugal

  1. Thatbug says:

    Thanks for the ID, Bugman! I can try and submit some unusual bugs I find here from Portugal, the only drawback is that I’m currently stuck with my phone’s camera, so the quality won’t be top notch, still, that will have to do for now.

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