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Catocala nupta (Linnaeus, 1767) Species

Last modified: March 6, 2022, 4:31 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Erebinae > Tribus: Catocalini > Genus: Catocala > Species: Catocala nupta
Vernacular names
Rood weeskind (NL), Red Underwing (EN), La Mariée (FR), Rotes Ordensband (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 14.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from early July till the end of October in one generation a year. They come to light and sugar.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Salix and Populus

The larva lives on Salix and Populus. Hibernates as an egg, laid in a bark crevice on the main trunk of the food plant. Pupates in a cocoon, formed either in a bark crevice or among plant debris.

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