All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Little Nymph Underwing Moth</strong> - open lower wings
<em>Catocala micronympha</em> / Noctuid
Hodges #8876
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 4, 2010

This moth was on the ceiling of my carport, it is hard to take a photo straight up! It...
Little Nymph Underwing Moth - open lower wings
Catocala micronympha / Noctuid
Hodges #8876
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)
June 4, 2010

This moth was on the ceiling of my carport, it is hard to take a photo straight up! It was upset and fluttering its top wings, showing the brightly colored under wings. This is an interesting defense mechanism used to startle predators.

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