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Species Catocala grynea - Woody Underwing - Hodges#8864

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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 grynea (Woody Underwing - Hodges#8864)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala grynea (Cramer, 1779) (1), (2), (3), (4)
Phalaena grynea Cramer, 1779
Catocala polygama Guenée, 1852 (5), (6)
Catocala grynea aber. constans Hulst, 1884 (2)
Catocala nuptula Walker, [1858] (7), (4)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet possibly for the ancient city Grynea (sometimes Gryneia, Gryneion, Grynium), one of the twelve Aelian cities, notable for their worship of Apollo.
Wingspan 39-50 mm. (8)
Adult - FW greenish gray, brownish along inner margin below black median dash. Fine broken black lines. HW yellow/orange and black lines. Sometimes the black border has a narrow break near the anal angle.
Maine to S. Ontario to Florida, west to South Dakota and Texas.
June to August.
Larvae recorded on apple, plum, pear, hawthorn, willow and oak. (9)
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.40; Pl.9, f.16; Pl.10 f.10 (ab. constans); Pl.12, f.8 (larva). (3)
Cramer, P., 1779. De uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen, Asia, Africa en America 3: 29; Pl.208, fig. H.
Works Cited
1.On the North American species of Catocala.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1872. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 1-20.
2.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
3.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
4.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
5. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des lépidoptères. Vol. 7. Noctuélites, tome 3.
Achille Guenée & Jean Baptiste Boisduval. 1852. Roret, Paris, 441 pp.
6.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.
7.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.
8.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
9.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
10.North American Moth Photographers Group