Catocala umbrosa, courtesy of Leroy Simon.
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Genus: Catocala, Schrank, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
(wingspan: mm) flies from Missouri and Louisiana east to Florida and
north through New Jersey to Massachusettes and Quebec.
FLIGHT TIMES AND PREFERRED FOOD PLANTS:
umbrosa flies as a single generation with moths on the wing from
early April in the southern portions (peak flight in June) of its
range through to August in the North (peak flight mid to late July).
The Catocala umbrosa caterpillar probably feeds on oak species.
Marion County, Florida, courtesy of Leroy Simon.
Adults eclose from pupae formed under leaf litter.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Catocala umbrosa females
emit an airbourne pheromone and males use their antennae to track the
Catocala umbrosa Brou, 2002, Allotype female
Catocala umbrosa Brou, 2002, Holotype male, courtesy of V. A. Brou.
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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