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Page Last Updated: February 17 2017
Mother Underwing Moth - wingspan approx. 8 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Parta
17 species
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Underwing Moth (larva) - approx. 7 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Catocala? (Underwings)
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Updated July 17 2011
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Species: ?
Family: Erebidae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
White Underwing Moth - wingspan approx. 7 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Relicta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Woody Underwing Moth - wingspan to 5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Grynea
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
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Updated October 11 2012
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Darling Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Catocala  (Underwings)
Species: Cara
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Erebidae
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Once-married Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Unijuga
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Mother Underwing Moth - wingspan approx. 8 cm - Etobicoke Valley Park - August 2007
White Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm - wingspan to 8 cm - Humber Bay Park - September 2011
Underwing Moth (larva) - approx. 7 cm - Leslie Spit - July 2011
Woody Underwing Moth - length approx. 3 cm - wingspan to 5 cm - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - July 2012
Darling Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm - Leaside Industrial Area - August 2013
Girlfriend Underwing Moth - wingspan to 4.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Amica
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Girlfriend Underwing Moth - length approx. 2.5 cm - wingspan 3 to 4.5 cm - Thorncliffe Park - July 2014
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Updated December 26 2015
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Betrothed Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Innubens
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Betrothed Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm - wingspan to 7 cm - Leaside Industrial Area - September 2014
Bride Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Neogama
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Bride Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm - wingspan to 8.5 cm - Don Mills - October 2014
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Updated January 3 2017
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Ilia Underwing Moth - wingspan to 8 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Ilia
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
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Updated November 27 2016
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Little Lined Underwing Moth - wingspan to 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Lineella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Little Lined Underwing Moth - length approx. 2 cm - wingspan to 4 cm - High Park - August 2016
The similar Little Lined Underwing (see below) has heavier
lines and more extensive blackish shading (they may be the
same species)
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Updated February 17 2017
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Yellow-banded Underwing Moth - length approx. 4.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Cerogama
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Subfamily: Erebinae
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Updated December 22 2016
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Little Underwing Moth - wingspan approx. 5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Minuta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
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Updated November 26 2016
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Little Underwing Moth - length approx. 2.5 cm - wingspan approx. 5 cm - High Park - July 2016
Ilia Underwing Moth - length approx. 4.5 cm - wingspan 6 to 8 cm - High Park - July 2016
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Updated December 3 2016
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Little Lined and Girlfriend (see above) Underwings may be
the same species
Clouded Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Catocala  (Underwings)
Species: Nebulosa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Erebidae
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
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Updated December 20 2016
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Clouded Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm - High Park - August 2016
Locust Underwing Moth - length approx. 3.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Euparthenos
Species: Nubilis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Erebidae
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Locust Underwing Moth - length approx. 3.5 cm - High Park - June 2016
Yellow-banded Underwing Moth - length approx. 4.5 cm - High Park - August 2016
Once-married Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm - wingspan approx. 8 cm - High Park - August 2016
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Updated January 16 2017
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Penitent Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Species: Piatrix
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Erebidae
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Penitent Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm - High Park - August 2016
Genus: Catocala  (Underwings)
Charming Underwing Moth - length approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Blandula
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Charming Underwing Moth - length approx. 3 cm - High Park - July 2016
Semirelict Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala (Underwings)
Species: Semirelicta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Similar to Semirelict Underwing (C. semirelicta - see
below) which has a lighter
forewing
Similar to Once-married Underwing (C. unijuga - see
above) which has a darker
forewing
Semirelict Underwing Moth - length approx. 4 cm - wingspan approx. 8 cm - Leaside Industrial Area - September 2013