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Species Catocala violenta - Hodges#8853

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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 violenta (Catocala violenta - Hodges#8853)
Hodges Number
8853
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala violenta Hy. Edwards, 1880 (1), (2), (3), (4)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for Violeta, a ghost character from Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well. Actor and entomologist Henry Edwards often named moths from Shakespeare works.
Size
Forewing length 2.2-2.6 mm. (5)
Range
Arizona to Texas, north to Colorado and Utah. (6)
Food
Oak (Quercus gambelii). (6)
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.37; Pl.3, f.3-4. (3)
Edwards, Hy. 1880. Notes upon the genus Catocala, with descriptions of new varieties and species. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 3(7): 58-59. (1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Notes on some species of Catocala.
William Beutenmüller . 1903. Bulletin of the AMNH, 19(19): 505-510.
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.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala