False Underwing
Allotria elonympha (Hbn.)
Hodges 8721

May 23, 2007

May 30, 2007

Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 168. Moth is identified by the deep yellow hindwing with an even black border. The forewing is gray, variably mottled and lined with black. Look for a black orbicular dot (barely visible in melanic specimen), that distinguishes this from true underwings. The forewing is almost entirely black in some melanic specimen. Caterpillar host plants are black gum, sour-gum, hickory, and walnut.

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