Catocala erichi = californica
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Genus: Catocala, Schrank, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
Catocala erichi = californica,
(wingspan: mm), flies in southern
California: San Bernadino County,
possibly into Nevada and
This moth has recently been synonymized with Catocala californica.
Catocala erichi, California, All Leps Barcode of Life.
FLIGHT TIMES AND PREFERRED FOOD PLANTS:
Catocala erichi are usually on the wing from August to
The Catocala erichi caterpillar feeds on .
Adults eclose from pupae at soil surface.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Catocala erichi females
emit an airbourne pheromone and males use their antennae to track the
EGGS, CATERPILLARS, COCOONS, AND PUPAE:
Eggs are deposited on
tree bark in the fall and hatch the following spring.
Larval Food Plants
Listed below are primary food plant(s) and alternate food plants.
It is hoped that this alphabetical listing followed by the common
name of the foodplant will prove useful. The list is not exhaustive,
although some species seem very host specific.
Experimenting with closely related foodplants is worthwhile.
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