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Catocala dejecta, The Dejected Underwing (wingspan: 56-73mm), flies from Massachusetts and Connecticut south through New Jersey to Florida, west to Texas and Oklahoma and north to southern Ontario.
Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
The light coloured, almost white, patch from the reniform and subreniform juncture to the costal margin is diagnostic. The hindwing fringe is usually also pure white with black wing veins extending like "teeth".
Catocala dejecta Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility
Catocala dejecta, Stillwater Township, Sussex County, New Jersey,
July 11, 2006, courtesy of Joe Garris
Catocala dejecta, Cumberland Co, North Carolina,
June 14, 2005, courtesy of Lynette Schimming.
Catocala retecta, Stillwater Township, Sussex County,
August 2, 2006, courtesy of Joe Garris.
Catocala dejecta female, Shaw Lake, Barry County, Michigan,
lights, July 18, 1986, courtesy of Harry King.
Catocala dejecta Bodcau WMA, Bossier Parish, Louisiana,
May 17, 2012, courtesy of Jeff Trahan.
The Catocala dejecta caterpillar feeds on hickories and oaks.
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