Wild Florida Photo - Catocala muliercula - Little Wife Underwing

Catocala muliercula

Little Wife Underwing

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL 06/09/22
Volusia Co. FL 06/09/22
Volusia Co. FL 06/09/22

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This moth is found throughout Florida and ranges mainly through the southeastern coastal plain from Texas to Connecticut.
Little wife underwings have mottled reddish-brown forewings with black lines and lighter areas. The hindwings have alternating bands of black and yellowish-orange. The wingspan is from 5.4 to 7cm (2-1/8 to 2-3/4 in.).
Larvae feed mainly on wax myrtle.


Catocala muliercula is a member of the Erebidae - Quadrifid noctuids family.

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Date record last modified: Jul 27, 2022

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