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Species Catocala ulalume - Ulalume Underwing Moth - Hodges#8789

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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 ulalume (Ulalume Underwing Moth - Hodges#8789)
Hodges Number
8789
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala ulalume Strecker, 1878 (1), (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for Edgar Allen Poe's 1847 poem Ulalume.
Size
Wingspan 60-75 mm. (3)
Range
Eastern United States, from Pennsylvania south to Georgia, west to Texas, Illinois and Michigan. (3)
Lectotype: [Dallas, Texas, USA]. (2)
Season
Flies late May to September
Food
Larval hosts are hickory, including shagbark hickory (Carya ovata). (3)
Print References
Strecker, H., 1877. Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 14). Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing, p.132 (1)