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Species Catocala umbrosa - Hodges#8801.1

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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 umbrosa (Catocala umbrosa - Hodges#8801.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala umbrosa Brou, 2003
Catocala ilia form "umbrosa" Worthington, 1883 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "shadowy, shady."
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 101 species of the genus Catocala in America north of Mexico. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported 110 species in all of North America, and about 230 worldwide. (3)
Wingspan 70-77 mm. (4)
Adult - exhibits very little variability. Forewings of nearly all Louisiana specimens are somewhat drab woody-like gray, grayish-brown or brown in appearance. (Brou, 2003)
Eastern North America, west to Texas.
Type locality: northern Illinois.
Adults fly April through August.
Larvae probably feed on oak. (4)
See Also
Less distinct maculation of umbrosa distinguishes it from Catocala ilia (Cramer). (Brou, 2003)
Print References
Brou, V.A., 2003. Catocala ilia (Cramer) and form umbrosa in Louisiana. Southern Lepidopterists' News 24: 48-50.
Worthington, C.E., 1883. On certain Catocalae. Papilio 3(2): 41. (1)