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Species Catocala cara - Darling Underwing - Hodges#8832

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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 cara (Darling Underwing - Hodges#8832)
Hodges Number
8832
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala cara Guenée, 1852 (1), (2), (3), (4)
Catocala cara var. [/i]silvia[/i] Hy. Edwards, 1880 (5)
Phylogenetic sequence #930812
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "beloved."
Size
Wingspan 70-85 mm. (6)
Range
Records from the eastern half of North America. (7)
Type locality: vicinity of Baltimore, Maryland. (8)
Food
Poplar and black willow (Salix nigra). (6), (9)
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.31; Pl.3, f.9, 10; Pl.11, f.1, 2 (larva). (4)
French, G.H., 1882. Preparatory stages of Catocala cara Guen.. Papilio 2(9-10): 167.
Guenée A. & J.B. Boisduval, 1852. Vol. 7. Noctuélites, tome 3. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des lépidoptères. Roret, Paris, 87. (1)
Works Cited
1. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des lépidoptères. Vol. 7. Noctuélites, tome 3.
Achille Guenée & Jean Baptiste Boisduval. 1852. Roret, Paris, 441 pp.
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.Notes upon the genus Catocala, with descriptions of new varieties and species.
Henry Edwards. 1880. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 3(7): 53-62.
6.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
7.North American Moth Photographers Group
8.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.
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