Catocala neogama euphemia

Catocala neogama euphemia
kah-TOCK-uh-lah mm nee-OH-gam-uhmm you-FEEM-ee-uh
Beutenmüller, 1907


Catocala neogama euphemia courtesy of Bruce Walsh.

This site has been created by Bill Oehlke at oehlkew@islandtelecom.com
Comments, suggestions and/or additional information are welcomed by Bill.

TAXONOMY:

Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Group: Noctuinina
Subfamily: Catocalinae
Genus: Catocala, Schrank, 1802

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DISTRIBUTION:

Catocala neogama euphemia (wingspan: 90mm), flies in Arizona and New Mexico.

At one time this moth was treated as a separate species, euphemia.

FLIGHT TIMES AND PREFERRED FOOD PLANTS:

Catocala neogama euphemia are usually on the wing in July and August.

The Catocala neogama euphemia caterpillar feeds on Juglans.

ECLOSION:

Adults eclose from pupae at soil surface.

SCENTING AND MATING:

Catocala neogama euphemia females emit an airbourne pheromone and males use their antennae to track the scent plume.

Catocala neogama euphemia, Carr Cyn, 5500', Cochise Co, AZ,
Aug 7, 1999. Kelly Richers, collector at uv trap.

EGGS, CATERPILLARS, COCOONS, AND PUPAE:

Eggs are deposited on tree bark in the fall and hatch the following spring.

Larval Food Plants


Listed below are primary food plant(s) and alternate food plants. It is hoped that this alphabetical listing followed by the common name of the foodplant will prove useful. The list is not exhaustive, although some species seem very host specific. Experimenting with closely related foodplants is worthwhile.

Juglans......

Walnut

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