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Species Catocala jessica - Jessica Underwing - Hodges#8825

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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 jessica (Jessica Underwing - Hodges#8825)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala jessica Hy. Edwards, 1877 (1), (2), (3)
Catocala babayaga Strecker, 1884 (73), (4), (5), (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #930808
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for Jessica, Shylock's daughter in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Henry Edwards is known to use Shakespearean female characters when naming insects.
There are more than 110 species of Catocala in America north of Mexico. (6), (7)
Wingspan: 75 mm.
California, Utah to Texas and north to Illinois. (8), (9)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection locations and dates.
Records of adults from March to April and June to October. (6)
Larval foodplant is poplar and willow. (10)
Life Cycle
Fall deposited eggs overwinter to hatch in the spring.
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
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.29; Pl.8, f.12. (2)
Edwards, Hy., 1877. Pacific Coast Lepidoptera- no.23. Description of a new species of Catocala, and a list of the California notes on the genus Catocala, with description of new species. Published only as a separate. 2pp.
Works Cited
1.Notes on some species of Catocala.
William Beutenmüller . 1903. Bulletin of the AMNH, 19(19): 505-510.
2.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
3.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
4.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
5.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 1990. Fieldiana. Zoology. 59: 1-16.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
8.Survey of Utah Moth Species
9.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
10.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems