Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Grote, 1875 (1)
Guenée, 1852 (105
, suppressed name)
Hy. Edwards, 1880 (5)
Dodge, 1900 (472
Schwarz, 1919 (16
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the type location.
Adult - forewing of nominate subspecies has thick black AM line and dark shading in subterminal area near inner margin; subspecies titania is plainer looking, with less distinct AM line, and faint or absent shading in subterminal area; form olivia has blackish rectangular patch along inner margin; hindwing orange with two black bands, the outer band interrupted near the anal angle.
Maryland to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and Illinois.
Type locality: Demopolis, Alabama (A.R. Grote). (1)
Adults fly from May to August; most abundant in late May and early June in Louisiana.
Larvae feed on hawthorn (Crataegus
), sweet crabapple
), and chickasaw plum
forewing usually has heavier AM & PM lines but cannot reliably be distinguished without disection. (8)
Barnes, Wm. & J.H. McDunnough, 1918. Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala. Memoirs of the AMNH
, f.17. (3)
Gall, L.F., 2002. Catocala Alabamae Grote, 1875 (Insecta, Lepidoptera): Proposed conservation of the specific name. The Bulletin of zoological nomenclature
Grote, A.R., 1875. On North American Noctuae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia