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Species Catocala minuta - Little Underwing - Hodges#8874

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Catocalini
Genus Catocala (Underwings)
Species minuta (Little Underwing - Hodges#8874)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala minuta Edwards, 1864
* Phylogenetic sequence #930856
Explanation of Names
At Words by William Whitaker, "minuta" translates to "small".
110 Catocala species occur in America north of Mexico(1), (2)
Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos), Water Locust (Gleditsia aquatica) (Bill Oehlke)
Life Cycle
Larva; adult
Print References
Lafontaine J.D., & B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (2)
Powell, J. A., & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. Pl. 45.11m; p. 262. (1)
Covell, C.V. 1984. Peterson's Field Guide to Eastern Moths" p.315, pl. 33.(3)
Internet References
University of Massachusetts has a great key to moths including several shots of C. minuta.
Bill Oehlke's website has photos and lots of info on C. minuta.
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.