Subject: Walnut Underwing
Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
Date: June 27, 2014
Most every year, we get at least one visit from a Walnut Underwing, and since the endangered California Black Walnut Trees in the yard are growing nicely, we hope we will see an increase in the moth population. About a week ago, a tattered individual was on the porch light and for the past several days, this beauty has been seen at night and is generally on the screen door the next morning. Last night, a huge commotion in the kitchen turned out to be our feisty feline Boris trying to catch this Walnut Underwing which was on the other side of the glass window. Thought it landed with its underwings visible, it flew before we could get the camera. These dorsal and ventral (somewhat showing the patterns on the underwings) views will have to suffice for now.