Updated as per personal communication from Rick Gillmore, May 7, 2007
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Catocala sappho, (wingspan: 62-75mm), flies from Virginia and Tennessee south to Florida and west to Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Missouri and Illinois.
Forewings are off white with some grey-black-brown peppering and yellow-beige lines. The reniform spot is brown and the subreniform spot is almost pure white; the hindwings are black with a white fringe.
Image courtesy of Troy Bartlett.
Catocala sappho, Dotsonville, Montgomery County, Tennessee,
July 10, 2013, courtesy of Thomas Payne.
Rick Gilmore writes, May 7, 2007, "Jeff Slotten was the first person (that I know) to rear C. sappho. He got ova and when the larvae emerged, they were reared on hickory, not pecan. I saw pecan mentioned as a possible hostplant in an agriculture book."
Catocala sappho, lights, Woodlawn, Montgomery County, Tennessee, July 26, 2008, Tom Payne
EGGS, CATERPILLARS, COCOONS, AND PUPAE:
Eggs are deposited on tree bark in the fall and hatch the following spring. Image courtesy of James Adams.
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