Erebidae: Erebinae

2451 (ABH72.076) Clifden Nonpareil Catocala fraxini, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08873

Old Weston
Old Weston
 Photo © Barry Dickerson and Kevin Royles
Old Weston
 Photo © Barry Dickerson and Kevin Royles
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Old Weston
Old Weston
 Photo © Barry Dickerson and Kevin Royles
Old Weston
Old Weston
 Photo © Barry Dickerson and Kevin Royles


General Information

Pupates between leaves or in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 41-48mm.
Foodplant(s): Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.)
Flying: One generation, mid August-mid October
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 October to 16 October


Uncommon/Rare
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4