Little Nymph Underwing Moth - open lower wings
Catocala micronympha / Noctuid
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.