Species Details

Catocala concumbens

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Common NameSleepy or Pink Underwing SeasonalityAdults are on the wing in Alberta in August. IdentificationA large (6.0-7.5 cm wingspan) moth with pale slate-grey forewings and bright rose-pink hindwings. The forewings are even pale slate grey, crossed by thin jagged black antemedian and postmedian lines, and with some darker grey shading. The hindwings are astonishing brilliant rose pink, crossed by wide black median and terminal bands and with a wide pale buff fringe. The antennae are simple and both the sexes are similar.

Scientific Name Catocala concumbens Common Name Sleepy or Pink Underwing Habitat Riparian tall shrub and woodland edge; urban plantings. Seasonality Adults are on the wing in Alberta in August. Identification
A large (6.0-7.5 cm wingspan) moth with pale slate-grey forewings and bright rose-pink hindwings. The forewings are even pale slate grey, crossed by thin jagged black antemedian and postmedian lines, and with some…
A large (6.0-7.5 cm wingspan) moth with pale slate-grey forewings and bright rose-pink hindwings. The forewings are even pale slate grey, crossed by thin jagged black antemedian and postmedian lines, and with some darker grey shading. The hindwings are astonishing brilliant rose pink, crossed by wide black median and terminal bands and with a wide pale buff fringe. The antennae are simple and both the sexes are similar.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light, but more commonly to sugar baits. The egg is the overwintering stage, and the larvae are solitary defoliators. There is a single brood each year. Conservation Scarce at the western edge of its range in Alberta. No concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere reported to use willows (Salix sp.) and poplars (Populus sp., including P. tremuloides, P. deltoides and P. nigra). Range
Widespread in eastern North America, west across the southern half of the Prairie Provinces to eastern Alberta. In Alberta, it has been collected along the eastern edge of the parklands, east to Dinosaur Provincial…
Widespread in eastern North America, west across the southern half of the Prairie Provinces to eastern Alberta. In Alberta, it has been collected along the eastern edge of the parklands, east to Dinosaur Provincial Park and north to Lloydminster.

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"Catocala concumbens, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-804. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Catocalinae Genus Catocala Species Catocala concumbens
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum