Catocala badia badia

930767.00 — 8777 — Catocala badia badia Grote & Robinson, 1866 — Bay Underwing

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Myrica pensylvanica



Intergrades in New Hampshire with C. badia coelebs, a boreal subspecies with more typical forewing maculation for a Catocala, very unlike the subdued brown coloration with indistinct lines of C. badia badia. The nominate subspecies is restricted to southern New England and has one of the smallest native ranges of any moth found on Block Island.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Catocala badia
  • Species Page at BugGuide