Project Noah Fun Fact: White Underwing

For every day of National Moth Week, our partner, citizen science website Project Noah featured a fun fact about the underwing moths, Catocala, and their look-alikes. Today is the last day of National Moth Week—we hope you enjoyed the fun facts!

From Project Noah:

White Underwing (Catocala relicta), spotted by Project Noah user TomElliott.

White Underwing (Catocala relicta), spotted by Project Noah user TomElliott.

Fun Fact! The White Underwing is a unique member of the Catocala genus, as most moths in this genus have drably colored forewings often decorated in browns and grays. The White Underwing, however is different in that it has very boldly colored forewings that only seem to blend in with White Birch (Betula papyrifera).

You can participate in the global citizen science project National Moth Week! National Moth Week 2016 is July 23-31. Visit the website for more information and be sure to register a public or private event! An event can be as simple as observing the moths that come to a porch. During NMW, be sure to submit your photos to one of our many partners! If you submit them to Project Noah, be sure to add them to the National Moth Week mission, Moths of the World!

About Jacob Gorneau

Jacob Gorneau is a student at Cornell University, where he plans to major in Entomology. He is interested in the taxonomic research of moths.
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