Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hy. Edwards, 1880 (1)
Hulst, 1884 (2)
Beutenmüller, 1907 (5)
form "vesta" Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 (9
, Cassino, 1919 (99
Phylogenetic sequence #930802
Explanation of Names
is Lysander's lover in Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream
. Actor and entomologist Henry Edwards
is known to use Shakespearean female characters when naming insects.
species occur in America north of Mexico. (6)
Two subspecies are recognized. (7)
Catocala h. hermia
Much of the western United States and the southern half of western Canada.
Moth Photographers Group
- large range map with some collection dates.
Type locality: Colorado (H.K. Morrison
Larval hosts are cottonwood (Populus
) and willow (Salix
Barnes, Wm. & J.H. McDunnough, 1918. Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala. Memoirs of the AMNH
, f.2 & 11. (3)
Edwards, Hy., 1880. Descriptions of some new species of Catocala. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. pp. 30, 32.(7)