Subject: what is this insect
Location: California
October 10, 2012 8:31 pm
so i got this insect here in California in a park i am not pretty sure what it is called but i need to know its name for my insect collection project for my little nephew
Signature: Me


Dear Me,
Though you did not provide much information, we want to inform you that it is illegal to collect insects in state parks without a permit.  This appears to be some species of Underwing Moth, possibly in the genus
Catocala, but we are not familiar with the ventral markings to be able to provide more than that.

Location: California

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