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Species Catocala texanae - Hodges#8830

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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 texanae (Catocala texanae - Hodges#8830)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala texanae French, 1902 (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #930810
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the Texas form of C. arizonae as described by French.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 101 species of the genus Catocala in America north of Mexico. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported 110 species in all of North America, and about 230 worldwide. (4)
Wingspan about 85 mm. (5)
Hindwing inner black band is thin and comes to a point before reaching the inner margin. Fringe of hindwing is white, except a area of reddish-orange at the apex.
Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas. (5)
Holotype was collected in Texas; San Patricio County; Welder Wildlife Preserve.
Adults fly May to June.
Larval host plant is unknown. (5)
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.29; Pl.5, f.10. (1)
French, G.H. 1902. The yellow-winged Catocalae. The Canadian Entomologist 34(4): 98.