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Species Catocala maestosa - Sad Underwing - Hodges#8793

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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 maestosa (Sad Underwing - Hodges#8793)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala maestosa Hulst, 1884
Phylogenetic sequence # 930789 (1)
Wingspan 78-98 mm. (The largest of the Catocala moths)
Forewing has arcing dark line. Reniform spot large and brown. Also brown shading along am. and pm. lines.
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include New York to Florida, Illinois to Texas. (2)
July-October in much of range. April-November in South.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on Hickory and Pecan (Carya spp.) and Walnut (Juglans spp.).
See Also
Widow Underwing, Catocala vidua
Print References
Covell p. 306, plate 34 #9 (3)
Works Cited
1.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 .
2.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)