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Species Catocala briseis - Briseis Underwing - Hodges#8817

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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 briseis (Briseis Underwing - Hodges#8817)
Hodges Number
8817
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala briseis Edwards, 1864 (1), (2), (3), (4)
Catocala briseis var. albida Beutenmüller, 1907 (5)
Catocala minerva Cassino, 1917 (6), (7)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Greek mythology, Briseis, a daughter of Briseus, and princess of Lyrnessus.
Size
Forewing length 28-32 mm. (8)
Range
Pacific Northwest, across Canada and the northern United States to the East Coast. (8)
Lectotype: Catskills [New York, USA] (9)
Food
Larval hosts are willow (Salix), cottonwood and quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides). (10), (8)
See Also
Catocala californica
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.26; Pl.3, f.5, 6, 8; Pl.13, f.7 (larva). (4)
Edwards, W.H., 1864. Descriptions of certain species of Catocala, found within the United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 2: 508. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of certain species of Catocala, found within the United States.
William Henry Edwards. 1864. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 2: 508-512.
2.On the North American species of Catocala.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1872. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 1-20.
3.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
4.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
5.New forms of Catocala.
William Beutenmüller . 1907. Bulletin of the Americal Museum of Natural History, 23(26): 935-940.
6.New species of Catocala.
Samuel E. Cassino. 1917. The Lepidopterist 1(8): 61-64.
7.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
8.Pacific Northwest Moths
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.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
11.North American Moth Photographers Group
12.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala