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Catocala fulminea (Scopoli, 1763) Species

Last modified: Sept. 15, 2023, 12:42 p.m.

A local and very rare xerothermic species confined to the south of the country, where in some localities it is quite common.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Erebinae > Tribus: Catocalini > Genus: Catocala > Species: Catocala fulminea
Vernacular names
Gevlamd weeskind (NL), Yellow Bands Underwing (EN), La Lichénée jaune (FR), Gelbes Ordensband (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Lambillion L.-J. 1900–1913. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise Supplément: 1–464. On page 220.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as an egg in a bark crevice on the food plant. The adults come to light, but are more frequent observed on sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late June till mid September.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Crataegus, Prunus, Quercus and Pyrus

The larva lives on the leaves of mainly Prunus spinosa, but also on other scrubs of the Rosaceae family.

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