Catocala fulminea

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Catocala fulminea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala
Species: C. fulminea
Binomial name
Catocala fulminea
(Scopoli, 1763)[1]
  • Phalaena fulminea Scopoli, 1763
  • Phalanx manturna Hufnagel, 1766
  • Phalaena paranympha Linnaeus, 1767
  • Catocala xarippe Butler, 1877
  • Ephesia fulminea chekiangensis Mell, 1933
  • Catocala invisa Leech, 1900
  • Catocala invisa meli Ishizuka, 2001
  • Catocala fulminea tungus Ishizuka, 2009

Catocala fulminea is a moth of the Erebidae family. Common name is Yellow Bands Underwing. It is found in Central Europe, Southern Europe, East Asia, and Siberia. The xarippe lineage has been proposed to be a distinct and valid species in its own right, instead of being only subspecifically distinct.

The wingspan is 44–52 mm.

The larvae feed on Prunus, Crataegus, pears, and oaks.


  • Catocala fulminea fulminea
  • Catocala fulminea chekiangensis (Mell, 1933)
  • Catocala fulminea kamuifuchi Ishizuka, 2009 (Japan: Hokkaido)


  • Ishizuka, K., 2009: Notes on the Catocala fulminea (Scopoli, 1763) group (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Tinea 21 (1): 29-44.
  • Saldaitis, A., P. Ivinskis, A. Floriana & J. Babics, 2012: A new species of Catocala Schrank, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) from China. Zootaxa 3420: 63-68.

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