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Species Catocala similis - Similar Underwing - Hodges#8873

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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 similis (Similar Underwing - Hodges#8873)
Hodges Number
8873
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala similis Edwards, 1864 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)
Catocala formula Grote & Robinson, 1866 (7), (5)
Catocala formula var. isabella Hy. Edwards, 1880 (8), (9)
Catocala aholah Strecker, 1874 (10), (11)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin similis meaning "similar."
Size
Wingspan 35-45 mm. (12)
Identification
Adult - pale triangular patch from the PM along the costa, pointed at the apex and the light-colored, tear-shaped reniform spot distinguish this species. (12)
Range
Ontario, Quebec and Maine, south to Florida, west to Texas and Minnesota. (12)
Food
Larval hosts are oak and pecan. (13)
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.42; Pl.10, f.6-8; Pl.13, f.15 (larva). (4)
Edwards, W.H., 1864. Descriptions of certain species of Catocala, found within the United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 2: 511. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of certain species of Catocala, found within the United States.
William Henry Edwards. 1864. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 2: 508-512.
2.On the North American species of Catocala.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1872. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 1-20.
3.New moths from Arizona, with remarks on Catocala and Heliothis.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1881. Papilio 1(7): 153-168.
4.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
5.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). III.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 2002. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 56(4): 234-264.
6.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
7.Lepidopterological notes and descriptions - no. 2.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote & Coleman T. Robinson. 1866. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 6: 1-30, Pl.3,4.
8.Notes upon the genus Catocala, with descriptions of new varieties and species.
Henry Edwards. 1880. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 3(7): 53-62.
9.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
10.Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 8-11)
Herman Strecker. 1874. Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing.
11.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 1990. Fieldiana. Zoology. 59: 1-16.
12.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
13.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
14.North American Moth Photographers Group