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Species Catabenoides vitrina - Hodges#10036

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Oncocnemidinae
Genus Catabenoides
Species vitrina (Catabenoides vitrina - Hodges#10036)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catabenoides vitrina (Walker, 1857)
Laphygma vitrina Walker, 1857
Catabena vitrina
Callierges divisa Herrich-Schäffer, 1868 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #931767
One of 2 species in this genus in North America.
Wingspan about 22-26 mm.
Adults - forewing light brownish-gray with several black longitudinal lines running length of wing; PM line curves immediately below costa toward outer margin, then breaks into dark dots before continuing to inner margin; diffuse dark patch at anal angle; female has thick black line running through center of wing from base to midpoint of outer margin; fringe checkered; hindwing white with some brownish-gray shading along upper half of outer margin; fringe white.
Type locality: Dominican Republic
Often attracted to lights.
See Also
Catabena lineolata has thinner/finer black lines, and a more northern distribution.
Print References
Becker, V. O. & S. E. Miller 2002. The large moths of Guana Island, British Virgin Islands: a survery of efficient colonizers (Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Noctuidae, Arctiidae, Geometridae, Hyblaeidae, Cossidae). Jl. Lep. Soc. 56(1): 44 (PDF)
Hampson, G.F. 1909. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British museum. 8: 236; pl. 78, fig. 15. (treats terminellus as a syn. of vitrina)
Herrich-Schäffer, 1868. Correspondenz-blatt des Zoologisch-mineralogischen Vereins in Regensburg. 22: 147
Walker, F. 1857. Noctuidæ. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 11:718
Internet References
pinned adult image (Pierre Zagatti, Lepidoptera of the French Antilles)
pinned adult images (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in California; list of 3 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)