Catocala nupta - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

NOCTUIDAE

Catocalinae

Las Descargues, 20 August 2006
Catocala nupta Adult

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© Robin Howard

Catocala nupta (Linnaeus, 1767)

Red Underwing
La Mariée

Wingspan: 66-84mm

A univoltine species flying from June to September when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but more often taken in the woods of the Lot and the poplar plantations of the Lot.

Larvae feed on Salix, Populus spp. Overwinters as an egg with pupation taking place in a cocoon in a crack in the bark of the host tree.

 

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