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This species has also been reported in Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The forewing is light grey with blackish shading along the inner margin. The antemedial and postmedial lines are thin.
The hindwing fringe is very narrow and grey, becoming whiter toward the apex.
The ventral surface clearly distinguishes insolabis, being almost completely black except for some white in the basal area.
Catocala insolabilis, Windsor, Ontario, coourtesy of Maurice Bottos.
EGGS, CATERPILLARS, COCOONS, AND PUPAE:
Eggs are deposited on tree bark in the fall and hatch the following spring.
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