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It has also been reported in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Moths previously designated as Catocala manitobensis Cassino, 1918, are now (2010) synonyms of Catocala blandula.
Catocala blandula, Thornton, Grafton County, New Hampshire,
September 4, 2011, courtesy of Deb Lievens.
Catocala blandula, Lancaster (Coos County), New Hampshire,
July 29, 2007, courtesy of Ron White, id by Bill Oehlke.
Catocala blandula, Monhegan Island (Sullivan County), Maine,
August 25, 2007, courtesy of Steve Nanz.
Tim Dyson of Peterborough, Ontario, sends this image of ventral surface, July 28, 2006.
Visit Catocala blandula, Athol, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, July 10, 2010, courtesy of Dave Small. Visit Catocala blandula, Buffalo County, Wisconsin, July 16, 2014, Marcie O'Connor
Visit Catocala blandula, Buffalo County, Wisconsin, July 22, 2013, Marcie O'Connor
Visit Catocala blandula, Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, July 18, 2014, Barbara Spencer.
The Catocala blandula caterpillar shows a preference for Amelanchier, Crataegus and Malus pumila.
Eggs are deposited on tree bark in the fall and hatch the following spring.
The larva is light grey-brown with orange tubercles on the fifth abdominal segment followed by an orangey-brown saddle.
The ventral fringe is dense, long and lighter than body color.
Catocala blandula final instar courtesy of James K. Adams.
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Catocala blandula, Searcy County, Arkansas,
May 9, 2012