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Species Catocala sappho - Sappho Underwing - Hodges#8786

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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 sappho (Sappho Underwing - Hodges#8786)
Hodges Number
8786
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala sappho Strecker, 1874 (1), (2)
Catabapta sappho (3)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the Greek poet Sappho (Σαπφώ) of the island of Lesbos.
Size
Wingspan 62-75 mm. (4)
Range
Virginia and Tennessee, south to Florida, west to Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois. (4)
Type locality: [Dallas], Texas (Mr. J. Boll). (1), (5)
Season
Adults fly May to July. September and October in higher elevations.
Food
Larval hosts possibly hickory and pecan. (4)
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.12; Pl.1, f.14. (2)
Strecker, H., 1874. Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 8-11). Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing, p.95; Pl.11, f.4. (1)
Works Cited
1.Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 8-11)
Herman Strecker. 1874. Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing.
2.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
3.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
4.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
5.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 1990. Fieldiana. Zoology. 59: 1-16.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group