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Species Catocala nuptialis - Married Underwing - Hodges#8842

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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 nuptialis (Married Underwing - Hodges#8842)
Hodges Number
8842
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala nuptialis Walker, [1858] (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)
Catocala myrrha Strecker, 1874 (6), (7)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin nuptialis meaning "marriage nuptials."
Size
Wingspan 40-50 mm. (8)
Identification
Adult - forewing brownish-gray with conspicuous black reniform spot shaped like a drop or comma; AM line does not widen toward middle of wing; PM line saw-toothed, indistinct; hindwing yellow to orange with thick black bands and pale terminal band.
Range
Central United States: Minnesota and South Dakota to Texas, east to Illinois and Kentucky.
Season
Adults fly from June to September.
Food
Larvae feed on leaves of leadplant (Amorpha canescens)(9) and possibly honeylocust and oak. (8)
See Also
Catocala whitneyi forewing reniform spot is triangular, and AM line widens toward middle of wing.
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.34; Pl.10, f.19. (4)
Walker, F., 1857. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XIII - Noctuidae. British Museum (Natural History), p.1206. (1)
Works Cited
1.List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XIII - Noctuidae.
Francis Walker. 1857. British Museum (Natural History), p.984-1236.
2.On the North American species of Catocala.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1872. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 1-20.
3.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
4.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
5.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
6.Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 8-11)
Herman Strecker. 1874. Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing.
7.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 1990. Fieldiana. Zoology. 59: 1-16.
8.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
9.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
10.North American Moth Photographers Group