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Species Catocala sordida - Sordid Underwing - Hodges#8846

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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 sordida (Sordid Underwing - Hodges#8846)
Hodges Number
8846
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala sordida Grote, 1877 (1)
Catocala gracilis var. sordida Grote, 1877 (2)
Catocala gracilis form metalomus Mayfield, 1922 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "dirty, low down, sordid."
Size
Wingspan 37-45 mm. (3)
Range
Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, south to at least Georgia, west to Oklahoma. (3)
Lectotype female: Centre [Albany County], NY. (4)
Food
Larval hosts are blueberry and hackberry. (3)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1877. Notes on Catocalae. The Canadian Entomologist 9(9): 170. (under Catocala gracilis)
Works Cited
1.Notes on the life histories of North American Catocalae, with descriptions of two new forms.
T.D. Mayfield. 1922. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 17: 114-120, 138-142.
2.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
3.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
4.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.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group