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Species Catocala jair - Jair Underwing - Hodges#8879

Catocala jair Catocala jair Jair Underwing - Catocala jair Jair Underwing - Catocala jair - male
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Classification
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 jair (Jair Underwing - Hodges#8879)
Hodges Number
8879
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala jair Strecker, 1897 (1), (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Jewish and Christian scripture, Jair (Hebrew: יָאִיר Yā’îr, "he enlightens") from Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh, the father of Elhanan who slew Lahmi, the brother of Goliath.
Size
Wingspan 35-40 mm. (3)
Range
Southern New York, New Jersey Pine Barrens, North Carolina and the northern half of Florida, west to Texas and Oklahoma. (3), (4)
Type locality: Florida. (5)
Season
Typically on the wing May through June.
Print References
Barnes, Wm. & J.H. McDunnough, 1918. Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1): p.45; Pl.9, f.10 & f.20. (1)
Strecker, H., 1897. Catocala jair - new species from Florida. Entomological News 8(5): 116.
Works Cited
1.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
2.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
3.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 1990. Fieldiana. Zoology. 59: 1-16.