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Species Catocala piatrix - The Penitent - Hodges#8771

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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 piatrix (The Penitent - Hodges#8771)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala piatrix Grote, 1864
* phylogentic sequence #930762
110 species in the genus for North America north of Mexico(1)
two subspecies are recognized.(a)
Catocala piatrix piatrix Grote, 1864
Catocala piatrix dionyza Hy. Edwards, 1884
Wingspan 68-84 mm
eastern North America from southern Ontario south to Texas and west from Texas to southern California(1)
Deciduous forests
adults fly July-November
larval hosts include:
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Juglans cinerea (butternut)
Carya sp (hickory)
See Also
Catocala neogama
Catocala subnata
Print References
Covell, C. V. 1984. A field guide to the moths of eastern North America. p.172, plate 37 #11 (2)
Lafontaine, J. D. & B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p.30 (a) (PDF download)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.261, pl.14.1 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with photographs of pinned adults and DNA sequence
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.