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Tom Middagh reports them in Minnesota. Based on a larva find in western Idaho (Ada County) by Steve Danell, id by Larry Gall, this species flies almost coast to coast, but may be subspecies euphemia in the southwest.
It has also been confirmed in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico as subspecies euphemia, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
Visit Catocala neogama, Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, July 17 - August 8, Deb Lievens.
Visit Catocala neogama, Peterborough, Ontario, July 31-August 1, 2016, Tim Dyson.
Visit Catocala neogama, Sidney, Kennebec County, Maine, August 7, 2011, Steve Lemieux.
Visit Catocala neogama. Buffalo County, Wisconsin, August 10, 2013, Marcie O'Connor.
Visit Catocala neogama, Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, August 30, 2011, Joshua S. Rose.
Catocala neogama, Idaho, courtesy of Steve Danell, id by Larry Gall.
Dr. Larry Gall provided the id and indicates it is lightly maculated compared to most C. neogama larvae.
Neogama specimens tend to be slightly smaller than subnata, and have darker grey brown forewings with more pronounced markings.
Visit Catocala neogama images courtesy of Joe Garris.
Visit Catocala neogama female, recto and verso, Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, courtesy of Harry D. King.
Examination of hind tibia is sometimes needed for identification. Those of neogama tend to be flattened and unevenly and sparsely spined while tibia of subnata are cylindrical with spines dense and uniform in distribution.
Catocala neogama August 9, 2004, St-Anne de Bellevue,
females, attracted to bait, courtesy of Pierrre Legault.
Catocala neogama, bait, Woodlawn, Montgomery County, Tennessee,
August 16, 2007, courtesy of Tom Payne.
Adults come to lights and to bait.
The melanic form "mildredae", Franclemont, has forewings that are entirely black.
Visit C. neogama / C. subnata / C.piatrix comparison.
Catocala neogama Klingerstown, Pensylvania, 10-08-1992,
male, courtesy of Pierrre Legault, corrected from piatrix by Rick Gilmore.
Catocala subnata, male and female left, courtesy of Pierre Legault;
Catocala neogama, females right, Montreal, Quebec, August 2002
The Catocala neogama caterpillar feeds on Carya and Juglans species. There have also been reports of oak as a host.
Catocala neogama larva, June 4, 2007, Tompkins, New York,
courtesy of Bill Evans, tentative id by Bill Oehlke.
Bill writes of the larvae, "I was wondering if you think the attached picture is a C. neogama larva.
"Several fell out of a black walnut tree on to our deck during a recent storm. They were almost 2 inches in length -- this surprised me because it seemed the walnut leaves had just fully emerged less than two weeks ago."
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