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Species Catocala hermia - Hodges#8812

Hermia's Underwing Moth - Catocala hermia Hermia's Underwing Moth - Catocala hermia Catocala amatrix - The Sweetheart? or close relative - Catocala hermia Catocala amatrix - The Sweetheart? or close relative - Catocala hermia Catocala amatrix - The Sweetheart? or close relative - Catocala hermia Catocala hermia Catocala hermia Catocala - Catocala hermia
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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 hermia (Catocala hermia - Hodges#8812)
Hodges Number
8812
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala hermia Hy. Edwards, 1880 (1), (2), (3), (4)
Catocala verecunda Hulst, 1884 (2), (3), (4)
Catocala diantha Beutenmüller, 1907 (5), (4)
Catocala hermia form "vesta" Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 (9)
Catocala sheba, Cassino, 1919 (99), (4)
Phylogenetic sequence #930802
Explanation of Names
Hermia 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.
Numbers
110 Catocala species occur in America north of Mexico. (6), (7)
Two subspecies are recognized. (7)
Catocala h. hermia
Size
Wingspan is 58-68 mm.
Range
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). (1)
Food
Larval hosts are cottonwood (Populus) and willow (Salix). (8)
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.25; Pl.5, f.2 & 11. (3)
Edwards, Hy., 1880. Descriptions of some new species of Catocala. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 2(12): 93. (1)
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)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of some new species of Catocala.
Henry Edwards. 1880. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 2(12): 93-97.
2.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
3.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
4.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
5.New forms of Catocala.
William Beutenmüller . 1907. Bulletin of the Americal Museum of Natural History, 23(26): 935-940.
6.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
7.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 .
8.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database