There are not too many species indigenous to New Brunswick so identification is relatively easy, except in the cases of blandula and crataegi.
The following table divides all New Brunswick Catocala species into twenty one different groups. Moths are grouped according to hindwing colour bands (yellow, orange, salmon, red, pink, black or white) and wingspan measurements (small = 35-55mm, medium = 55-75 mm and large = 75mm plus).
Wingspan refers to the distance from wing tip to wing tip when the moths are spread with the inner margin of the forewing perpendicular to the body.
Those found in New Brunswick are located in their respective groupings. Those with "?" after them are suspected residents.
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