Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
, 1872 (2)
Hulst, 1884 (4)
(was formerly a subspecies of retecta
, now considered separate species)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 101 species of the genus Catocala
in America north of Mexico. (5)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported 110 species in all of North America, and about 230 worldwide. (6)
FW pale gray, some with yellowish brown shading. Distinct pattern with 2 black dashes near the base, with others below apex, and on PM line. Black HW with a white checkered fringe.
*Description applies to luctuosa as well, and the two species are essentially indistinguishable by photo/appearance, hence the combined page for the two.
Southern Quebec to Georgia, west to Wisconsin and Arkansas.
Catocala retecta and luctuosa are essentially indistinguishable by photo/appearance, hence the combined page for the two species.