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Species Catocala semirelicta - Semirelict Underwing - Hodges#8821

Semirelict Underwing - Catocala semirelicta - female 8821 catocala semirelicta  - Catocala semirelicta Sleepy Underwing Moth - Catocala concumbens - Catocala semirelicta Unknown Moth - Catocala semirelicta Black and white moth - Catocala semirelicta Catocala - Catocala semirelicta Erebidae: Catocala semirelicta - Catocala semirelicta Erebidae: Catocala semirelicta - Catocala semirelicta
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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 semirelicta (Semirelict Underwing - Hodges#8821)
Hodges Number
8821
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala semirelicta Grote, 1874 (1), (2), (3)
Catocala pura Hulst, 1880 (in Edwards) (4), (5), (3)
Catocala nevadensis Beutenmüller, 1907 (6)
Catocala nevadensis var. montana Beutenmüller, 1907 (6)
Catocala pura var. nigra Eastman, 1916 (2)
Catocala atala Cassino, 1918 (7)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet as a comparison to Walker's moth which has "the ground color of the forewings ... largely white, or white bluish grey, so that the male resembles C. relicta in this respect." (1)
Size
Wingspan 65-75 mm. (8)
Range
Nova Scotia south to Maine; west across Canada to British Columbia, and southward in the mountains. (8)
Lectotype male: Grimsby, Ontario (Mr. Pettit). (1), (9)
Food
Larval hosts are balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera, quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides and willow (Salix). (10)
See Also
Catocala hermia Hy. Edwards, 1880
Catocala meskei Grote, 1873
Catocala relicta Walker, [1858]
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.27; Pl.4, f.2; Pl.14, f.9 (larva). (2)
Grote, A.R., 1874. On the Noctuidae of North America. 6th Annual Report of the Peabody Academy of Sciences for the Year 1873, 35. (1)
Works Cited
1.On the Noctuidae of North America.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1874. 6th Annual Report of the Peabody Academy of Sciences, 21-53.
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.Descriptions of some new species of Catocala.
Henry Edwards. 1880. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 2(12): 93-97.
5.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
6.New forms of Catocala.
William Beutenmüller . 1907. Bulletin of the Americal Museum of Natural History, 23(26): 935-940.
7.New species of Catocala.
Samuel E. Cassino. 1918. The Lepidopterist 2(7): 52-54; Pl.4, f.1-4.
8.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
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.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
11.North American Moth Photographers Group