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Catocala mira, Peterborough, Ontario, August 18, 2004, courtesy of Tim Dyson copyright
Catocala mira, Peterborough, Ontario, August 11, 2004, courtesy of Tim Dyson copyright
The pale basal area of the forewing dstinguishes mira from blandula (dark brown) and crataegi (black).
The forewing lacks the dark contrasting lines of crataegi and blandula. There is also considerable brown in the subterminal area and the subreniform spot is very conspicuous and usually brown. A light area runs obliquely from the costa to the subreniform spot. There is also a noticeable space along the inner margin between the antemedial and postmedial lines.
The hindwing is deep orange and has a complete inner black band. The outer black band is unbroken
Moths come in to lights and to bait.
Catocala mira, August 11, 2004, courtesy of Tim Dyson copyright.
The Catocala mira caterpillar shows a preference for hawthorn species.
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