Catocala charlottae, Louisiana, courtesy of Vernon A. Brou.
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Genus: Catocala, Schrank, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
(wingspan: mm) flies in Louisiana.
FLIGHT TIMES AND PREFERRED FOOD PLANTS:
charlottae flies as a single
generation with moths on the wing from .
The Catocala charlottae caterpillar feeds on species.
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
EGGS, CATERPILLARS, COCOONS, AND PUPAE:
Eggs are deposited on tree bark in the fall and hatch the following spring.
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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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