Noctuidae: Catocalinae

08874 Red Underwing Catocala nupta, (Linnaeus, 1767)

BF2452 (ABH72.078)


General Information

Pupates in a bark crevice or in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 33-40mm.
Foodplant(s): Black Poplar (Populus nigra), White Poplar (Populus alba), Aspen (Populus tremula), Crack-willow (Salix fragilis), willows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.)
Flying: One generation, early August-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, scrub, carr, riverbanks and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Grey, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: