Catocala manitoba

Catocala manitoba
kah-TOCK-uh-lah mm man-ih-TOH-buh
Beutenmüller, 1908


Catocala manitoba from Barnes & McDunnough Plate

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TAXONOMY:

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

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DISTRIBUTION:

Catocala manitoba (wingspan: mm), flies from

FLIGHT TIMES AND PREFERRED FOOD PLANTS:

Catocala manitoba flies as a single generation with moths on the wing from .

The Catocala manitoba caterpillar feeds on poplar and willow.

ECLOSION:

Adults eclose from pupae formed under leaf litter.

SCENTING AND MATING:

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

EGGS, CATERPILLARS, COCOONS, AND PUPAE:

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

Mature larvae

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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.


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