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Genus: Catocala, Schrank, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
(wingspan: mm) probably flies in southern California.
FLIGHT TIMES AND PREFERRED FOOD PLANTS:
Catocala californiensis are usually on the wing in June and July.
The Catocala californiensis caterpillar shows a preference for
Adults eclose from pupae at soil surface.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Catocala californiensis females
emit an airbourne pheromone and males use their antennae to track the
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.
Shrub Live Oak
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