Catephia alchymista

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"White underwing" redirects here. Particularly in North America, this may also refer to the related moth Catocala relicta.
White underwing
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catephia
Species: C. alchymista
Binomial name
Catephia alchymista
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Noctua alchymista Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775
  • Catephia uniformis Bang-Haas, 1910

Catephia alchymista, the white underwing, is a species of moth in the Erebidae family. The species is found in Southern and Central Europe up to the Caucasus.[1]

The wingspan is 35–45 millimetres (1.4–1.8 in). The moths are on wing from May to July and sometimes again in August/September.

The larvae feed on Quercus species.


  1. ^ "Catephia alchymista". 2.6.2. Fauna Europaea. August 29, 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 

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