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



Las Descargues, 12 Jul 2011
Catocala promissa Adult


© Robin Howard

Catocala promissa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Light Crimson Underwing
La Promise

Wingspan: 52-65mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to the end of August when it is a frequent visitor to light. Recorded from Las Descargues and all other local broadleaved woodland sites.

The larva feeds on Quercus spp., overwinters as an egg on the foodplant, feeding in the spring on flowers and new growth before pupating in a cocoon between leaves.