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Species Catocala angusi - Angus' underwing - Hodges#8783

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 angusi (Angus' underwing - Hodges#8783)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala angusi Grote, 1876 (1)
Catabapta angusi (2)
Catocala angusi var. "Lucetta" Edwards, 1881
Catocala angusi var. "Edna" Beutenmüller, 1907
Phylogenetic sequence #930770
Explanation of Names
Named after James Angus (died 1903) of West Farms, Bronx, New York, who collected the first specimens.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 101 species of the genus Catocala in America north of Mexico. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported 110 species in all of North America, and about 230 worldwide. (4)
Wingspan 60-74 mm.
Two forms.

Form "lucetta" has wide black band from the basal area to the outer margin broken by the reniform spot.
Georgia to Kansas north to Michigan and east to Massachusetts.
Lectotype: West Farms, [Bronx, New York]. (5)
The flight period is June to October. (6)
The larval food plant is Carya spp. (hickory).
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1876. On species of Catocala. The Canadian Entomologist, 8: 229. (1)
Works Cited
1.On species of Catocala
A. R. Grote. 1876. The Canadian Entomologist, 8(12): 229-232.
2.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
3.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.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.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems