Catocala parta

Catocala parta
Guenee, 1852

Catocala parta, Buffalo County, Wisconsin,
September 12, 2013, courtesy of Marcie O'Connor.

The very dark outline of the "Christ" bust on the pale grey and brown thorax helps to distinguish this species. The abdomen is a golden brown.

There are typically three dark bars on the forewing, one in the basal area, one below the apex and one paralleling the outer reaches of the inner margin. The subreniform spot is large, light-coloured and closed and is inwardly capped by a white patch.

In the hindwing, there is some slight bleeding of orange into the white fringe.

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