Catocala lincolnana Louisiana, courtesy of Vernon A. Brou.
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Genus: Catocala, Schrank, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
The rare Lincoln Underwing, Catocala lincolnana
(wingspan: 40-50mm), flies from North Carolina (very rare) south to
Florida and west through Arkansas to Texas.
The forewings are a pale grey-brown with a distinct dark curve running
from the costa along the antemedial line to the inner margin,
advancing to the anal angle.
The inner black band of the hindwing forms a complete loop and the outer
black band is broken and followed by a dot.
FLIGHT TIMES AND PREFERRED FOOD PLANTS:
lincolnana flies as a single
generation with moths on the wing from May into early June.
The Catocala lincolnana caterpillar feeds on hawthorn species.
Adults eclose from pupae formed under leaf litter.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Catocala lincolnana 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.
Image courtesy of
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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