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Species Catocala abbreviatella - Abbreviated Underwing Moth - Hodges#8841

Abbreviated Underwing? - Catocala abbreviatella Abbreviated Underwing - Catocala abbreviatella Abbreviated Underwing - Catocala abbreviatella Catocala abbreviatella Erebidae, Abbreviated Underwing Moth - Catocala abbreviatella
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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 abbreviatella (Abbreviated Underwing Moth - Hodges#8841)
Hodges Number
8841
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala abbreviatella Grote, 1872 (1), (2), (3), (4)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin abbrevio meaning "abbreviated," likely referring to the forewing lines that weaken towards the inner margin.
Size
Wingspan 40-50 mm. (5)
Range
Midwest: The Dakotas south to Texas, east to Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin south to Arkansas.
Grote syntypes: male & female, Texas (Belfrage). (1)
Lectotype male: Texas [USA]. (6)
Season
May thru August with peak flight in July.
Food
Amorpha canescens (Leadplant).
Life Cycle
Eggs are deposited on tree bark in the fall and hatch the following spring. (5)
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.34; Pl.10, f.18. (3)
Grote, A.R., 1872. On the North American species of Catocala. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 14. (1)
Works Cited
1.On the North American species of Catocala.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1872. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 1-20.
2.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
3.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
4.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
5.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
6.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.
7.North American Moth Photographers Group