Catocala ilia

Catocala ilia
(Cramer, 1776) Phalaena ilia

Catocala ilia fifth instar, Calais, Washington County, Vermont,
July 17, 2011, courtesy of Allyson Evans, via Bill Evans.

Bill Evans writes, "My sister Allyson Evans took the attached photo of what I think may be the fifth instar of the "lichen" form of C. ilia. The location is Washington County (Town of Calais) Vermont USA; the date July 7th, 2011. This larva was on a corner post of her garden fence.

"You are welcome to use the image and information on your website.

"Any other species of Catocala known to have a lichen form?"

I reply, "Thanks. As far as I know C. ilia is the only Catocala whose larva so closely resembles lichen growth."

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Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Group: Noctuinina
Subfamily: Catocalinae
Genus: Catocala, Schrank, 1802


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