Underwing–Granite Bay Design Animal Alphabet


“Nature is always lavish of her gifts even to the most insignificant forms. The butterflies and moths are richly dowered in this respect.”Henry David Thoreau

Underwing–Animal Alphabet by Granite Bay Graphic Design
“Catocala is a generally Holarctic genus of moths in the family Erebidae. The genus was erected by Franz von Paula Schrank in 1802. The moths are commonly known as underwing moths or simply underwings. These terms are sometimes used for a few related moths, but usually – especially when used in plural, not as part of a species name – they are used to refer to Catocala only. Of the more than 250 known species, slightly less than half are found in North America – mostly in the United States – while the rest occur in Eurasia. About one-fifth (almost 30) of these species are native to Europe. A few species occur in the northern Neotropics and Indomalaya. Most species of Catocala have medium to large adults, cryptically coloured except for the hindwings, which are marked with stripes in orange, red, white, or even blue. In some, the hindwings are mostly blackish.”WIKIPEDIA