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Catocala nupta Linnaeus, 1767

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Catocala nupta Linnaeus, 1767
Common names: Red underwing [En], Mariée, Lichénée du saule, Lichénée rouge [Fr], Rood weeskind [Nl], Rotes Ordensband [De]

Tubize, BRABANT ● Belgium

Description: It is a large (80 mm wingspan) nocturnal species. The forewings are pale grey powdered with darker grey, sometimes with dark grey banded suffusion, and in some cases yellowish-tinged. The hindwings are crimson with a central black band bent on vein 5, and a thick black terminal border, the inner edge of which is waved towards abdominal margin. The subsp. C. n. nupta has an aberration in which that colour is supplanted by yellow, ab. flava Schultz, to which intermediate forms occur with the red only partially changed to yellow, or yellow only in one hindwing.

Biology: It flies in August and September, and comes freely to both light and sugar. The adult feeds on nectar, the larva eat willow and poplar leaves.

Habitat: Wood and wood edges, rivers and lakes banks, light forests, gardens and urban parks. It comes often at day on house walls.

Distribution: Palaearctic species.

References:
Wikipedia, Red underwing



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