Project Noah Fun Fact: Yellow-banded Underwing

For every day of National Moth Week, our partner, citizen science website Project Noah will be featuring a fun fact about the underwing moths, Catocala, and their look-alikes.

From Project Noah:

Yellow-banded Underwing (Catocala cerogama), spotted by Project Noah user johnlguerin.
Yellow-banded Underwing (Catocala cerogama), spotted by Project Noah user johnlguerin.

Fun Fact! The Yellow-banded Underwing (Catocala cerogama) is unique in that it has a singular yellow band against a black background on the hindwings. This is different from other Catocala with yellow on the hindwings, which have more than one black line against a yellow background.

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!

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