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Species Catocala delilah - Hodges#8835

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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 delilah (Catocala delilah - Hodges#8835)
Hodges Number
8835
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala delilah Strecker, 1874 (1), (2), (3)
Catocala adoptiva Grote, 1874 (4), (5)
Catocala calphurnia Hy. Edwards, 1880 (6), (2)
Catocala delilah form umbella Barnes & Benjamin, 1927
Phylogenetic sequence #930816
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the Hebrew bible, Delilah meaning "faithless one," who famously cut Samson's hair.
Size
Forewing length 27.1-30.5 mm. (7)
Range
Type locality: [Dallas], Texas (Mr. J. Boll). (1), (8), (9)
Season
South-central Texas to Kansas, and eastward (mostly coastally) to Florida. Records from Texas, Oklohoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Florida. (7)
Food
Oaks; Quercus virginiana in Texas and Florida, Q. laurifolia and Q. fusiformis in Texas. (7)
See Also
C. desdemona has a paler and more yellowish abdomen that contrasts with the thorax and is speckled with white or yellow scales, which gives the wings a distinctly gray cast. (7)
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.32; Pl.6, f.13-14; Pl.14, f.2 (larva). (3)
Strecker, H., 1874. Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 11). Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing, p.96; Pl.11, f.7. (1)
Works Cited
1.Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 8-11)
Herman Strecker. 1874. Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing.
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.Remarks on North American Noctuidae with descriptions of new species
A. R. Grote . 1874. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 5: 89-98.
5.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Noctuidae). II.
Gall, Lawrence F. 1990. Psyche 97: 121-130.
6.Notes upon the genus Catocala, with descriptions of new varieties and species.
Henry Edwards. 1880. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 3(7): 53-62.
7.Review of the Catocala delilah species complex (Lepidoptera, Erebidae)
David C. Hawks. 2010. ZooKeys 39 (2010) : Special issue: 13-35.
8.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 1990. Fieldiana. Zoology. 59: 1-16.
9.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.
10.North American Moth Photographers Group
11.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala