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Catocala nymphagoga (Esper, 1787)

A very rare migrant, hitherto only known from 2 records.

The larva lives on Quercus leaves. Hibernates as an egg in a bark crevice on the food plant. 

The adults fly in one generation a year; from June towards August. They come to light, but are more frequent observed on sugar.

Belgium, Oost-Vlaanderen, Merelbeke, 03 July 2009.
(Photo © Hugo Van Doorslaer)

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