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Species Catocala andromache - Andromache Underwing - Hodges#8836

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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 andromache (Andromache Underwing - Hodges#8836)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala andromache Hy. Edwards, 1885 (1), (2), (3)
Catocala andromache wellsi Johnson, 1983
Phylogenetic sequence #930821
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Andromache of Greek mythology, the wife of Hector, daughter of Eetion, and sister to Podes.
Wingspan 50-55 mm. (4)
Adult - forewing gray with greenish tint in fresh specimens; subreniform spot pale, conspicuous; AM line, double, black, composed of 3 scallops; subterminal line faint or broken near middle; pale yellowish shading may be present along PM line and in subterminal area (forewing of subspecies benjamini more uniformly brownish-gray, with thicker/more prominent lines, and lack of greenish shading); hindwing yellow with two black bands, broken near anal angle.
California. (5)
Mostly below 2000 meters. (5)
Adults fly from mid-June through August. (5)
Larvae feed on leaves of oaks; to include Quercus chrysolepis, Q. cornelius-mulleri, Q. dumosa. (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.33; Pl.9, f.35. (3)
Brower, A.E., 1982. Change in status of Catocala andromache race benjamini (Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 36(2): 159.
Edwards, Hy., 1885. New species of Californian moths. Entomologica Americana 1(3): 49. (1)
Works Cited
1.New species of Californian moths.
Henry Edwards. 1885. Entomologica Americana 1(3): 49-50.
2.Notes on some species of Catocala.
William Beutenmüller . 1903. Bulletin of the AMNH, 19(19): 505-510.
3.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
4.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
5.Review of the Catocala delilah species complex (Lepidoptera, Erebidae)
David C. Hawks. 2010. ZooKeys 39 (2010) : Special issue: 13-35.