Catocala separata Freyer, 1848


Catocala separata: Adult (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, larva in late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Adult (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, larva in late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Half-grown larva (Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [M] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) Catocala separata: Pupa (e.l. rearing Samos, Ireon, late April 2015) [S] Catocala separata: Larval habitat (Samos, above Ireon, late April 2015) [N] Catocala separata: Adult (e.l. N-Greece, Leptokarya, larva in May 2014) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (N-Greece, Leptokarya, May 2014) [M] Catocala separata: Larva (N-Greece, Leptokarya, May 2014) [M] Catocala separata: Larva (N-Greece, Leptokarya, May 2014) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (N-Greece, Leptokarya, May 2014) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (N-Greece, Leptokarya, May 2014) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (N-Greece, Leptokarya, May 2014) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (N-Greece, Leptokarya, May 2014) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (N-Greece, Leptokarya, May 2014) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (N-Greece, Leptokarya, May 2014) [S] Catocala separata: Larva (N-Greece, Leptokarya, May 2014) [S] Catocala separata: Pupa (e.l. N-Greece 2014) [S] Catocala separata: Larval habitat with Quercus coccifera near the coast in N-Greece (Leptokarya) in May 2014. Catocala eutychea and C. nymphagoga also occur. [N] Catocala separata: Larval habitat with Quercus coccifera near the coast in N-Greece (Leptokarya) in May 2014. Catocala eutychea and C. nymphagoga also occur. [N] Catocala separata: Larval habitat with Quercus coccifera near the coast in N-Greece (Leptokarya) in May 2014. Catocala eutychea and C. nymphagoga also occur. [N]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on oak, most often Quercus coccifera and perhaps also Q. ilex.

Habitat:
Catocala separata inhabits evergreen oak woodland mostly in low elevations, often near the coast.

Life cycle:
The larvae feed in April and May. The moths fly especially in June and July.

Remarks:
Catocala separata occurs in southern parts of the Balkans (Greece, S-Bulgaria, S-Macedonia, probably also S-Albania) and in Asia Minor and the Levante.

Hints on determination:
The hindwings are much darker than in the similar C. disjuncta.



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