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Species Catocala agrippina - Agrippina Underwing - Hodges#8787

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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 agrippina (Agrippina Underwing - Hodges#8787)
Hodges Number
8787
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala agrippina Strecker, 1874 (1), (2), (3)
Catocala subviridis Harvey, 1877 (193), (4)
Catocala barnesii French, 1900 (190), (5), (6)
Catabapta agrippina (4)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet likely for Agrippina the Elder (or the Younger) of the Roman Julio-Claudian dynasty.
Size
Wingspan 75-85 mm. (7)
Range
Southern New Jersey to Florida, west to Texas, north possibly as far as southern Illinois. (7)
Described material: Texas (Mr. J. Boll). (1)
Food
Larval hosts are: (8)
water hickory (Carya aquatica)
bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)
pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
Life Cycle
Eggs laid on bark in the fall and hatch in spring. (7)
Remarks
Readily come to lights and sugar baits.
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.12; Pl.1, f.1-6. (2)
Strecker, H. 1872. Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 1-3). Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing , p.95; Pl.11, f.1-3. (1)
Works Cited
1.Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 1-3)
Herman Strecker. 1872. Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing .
2.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
3.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 1990. Fieldiana. Zoology. 59: 1-16.
4.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
5.Notes on some species of Catocala.
William Beutenm├╝ller . 1903. Bulletin of the AMNH, 19(19): 505-510.
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.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
8.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database