Catocala charlottae

Catocala charlottae
kah-TOCK-uh-lah mm SHAR-lot-tay
Brou, 1988


Catocala charlottae, Louisiana, courtesy of Vernon A. Brou.

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TAXONOMY:

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

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DISTRIBUTION:

Catocala charlottae (wingspan: mm) flies in Louisiana.

FLIGHT TIMES AND PREFERRED FOOD PLANTS:

Catocala charlottae flies as a single generation with moths on the wing from . The Catocala charlottae caterpillar feeds on species.

ECLOSION:

Adults eclose from pupae formed under leaf litter.

SCENTING AND MATING:

Catocala charlottae 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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