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Catocala relicta

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal, René Limoges

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Description

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This moth has lackluster inner wings and more colourful outer wings. During the daytime, it rests on tree trunks, where it is perfectly camouflaged by the bark. When enemies approach, it opens its wings to fly, exposing the colour on its outer wings. The moth takes advantage of the element of surprise to escape.

Country of origin

Canada
Scientific name
Catocala relicta
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Noctuidae

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