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Species Catocala verrilliana - Hodges#8852

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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 verrilliana (Catocala verrilliana - Hodges#8852)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala verrilliana Grote, 1875 (1), (2), (3)
Catocala verrilliana var. ophelia Hy. Edwards, 1880 (4) (elevated to species)
Catocala verrilliana var. votiva Hulst, 1880 (1)
Catocala werneri Biederman, 1909 (76), (3)
Catocala beutenmuelleri Barnes & McDunnough, 1910 (5), (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #930838
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of zoologist Addison Emery Verill (1839-1926) of New Haven, Connecticut (Yale).
Wingspan about 45-60 mm. (6)
Washington south to California, west to Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. (6)
Grote's specimen: Bosque County, Texas, June 13th (G.W. Belfrage). (7)
Oak, including white oak (Quercus alba), burr oak (Quercus macrocarpa), Garry oak (Quercus garryana). (6)
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.37; Pl.8, f.14-15; Pl.14, f.10 (larva). (2)
Grote, A.R., 1875. On Catocala verrilliana, with notes on relicata. The Canadian Entomologist 9(10): 185.
Works Cited
1.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
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, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
4.Notes upon the genus Catocala, with descriptions of new varieties and species.
Henry Edwards. 1880. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 3(7): 53-62.
5.New species and varieties of North American Lepidoptera Part 1 & 2
W. Barnes, J. B. McDunnough. 1910. The Canadian Entomologist 42(7): 208-213, 246-252.
6.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
7.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.
8.North American Moth Photographers Group