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Species Catocala cerogama - Yellow-banded Underwing - Hodges#8802

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Classification
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 cerogama (Yellow-banded Underwing - Hodges#8802)
Hodges Number
8802
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala cerogama Guenée, 1852 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)
Catocala cerogama var. bunkeri Grote, 1876 (6), (7)
Catocala cerogama var. aurella Fischer, 1885 (133)
Catocala cerogama var. eliza Fischer, 1885 (134)
Catocala cerogama form ruperti Franclemont, 1938 (8)
Explanation of Names
The meaning of cerogama is unclear. The second element of the compound word is certainly from Greek γάμος/gamos meaning "to marry." Cero or ceros is problematic, however. It could be from Greek ξερός/xeros (dry) or Latin cēra (wax), or more likely, something else entirely. Other Catocala from Guenée in this theme include neogama (newlywed), palaeogama (old wife) and polygama (polygamist/multiple wives).
Variety bunkeri Grote, 1876 named for Robert Bunker (died 1892).
Form ruperti Franclemont, 1938 named for Laurence Remington Rupert (1902-1978).
Size
Wingspan 70-80 mm. (9)
Range
Lectotype female: vicinity of Baltimore, Maryland. (6)
Food
Larvae recorded on American basswood and red maple. (10)
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.19; Pl.6, f.1. (4)
Guenée A. & J.B. Boisduval, 1852. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des lépidoptères. Vol. 7. Noctuélites, tome 3. Roret, Paris, 96. (1)
Works Cited
1. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des lépidoptères. Vol. 7. Noctuélites, tome 3.
Achille Guenée & Jean Baptiste Boisduval. 1852. Roret, Paris, 441 pp.
2.On the North American species of Catocala.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1872. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 1-20.
3.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
4.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
5.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
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.On species of Catocala
A. R. Grote. 1876. The Canadian Entomologist, 8(12): 229-232.
8.Descriptions of new melanic forms (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Noctuidae and Arctiidae).
John G. Franclemont. 1938. Entomological News 49: 108-114.
9.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
10.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database