Seq # 701010070

Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767) Species

Last modified: Aug. 21, 2020, 6:59 p.m.


A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Erebinae > Tribus: Catocalini > Genus: Catocala > Species: Catocala sponsa
Vernacular names
Karmozijnrood weeskind (NL), Dark Crimson Underwing (EN), La Fiancée (FR), Großes Eichenkarmin (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.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Egg


Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid July onwards till mid September. They come to light, but especially to sugar.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Quercus

The larva lives on Quercus. Hibernates as an egg on the food plant. Pupates in a cocoon spun between leaves.

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