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Species Catocala aholibah - Aholibah Underwing - Hodges#8800

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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 aholibah (Aholibah Underwing - Hodges#8800)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala aholibah Strecker, 1874 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)
Catocala coloradensis Beutenmüller, 1903 (6), (5)
Catocala ellenensis Reiff, 1920 (5)
Phylogenetic sequence #930791
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the Hebrew Bible. Aholibah is Ezekiel's pejorative personification given to Jerusalem.
Wingspan 70 mm.
Forewing length 27-38 mm. (7)
Ranges over much of the West where there is oak, from the Rocky Mountain Front and northwestern Great Plains to the Pacific. (7)
Type locality: "the higher mountains of California" (presumably the Sierra Nevadas). (8)
Larvae feed on oak, including Quercus agrifolia, Q. alba, Q. macrocarpa, Q. gambelii and Q. garryana. (9), (7)
See Also
Catocala ilia (Cramer) has paler forewing and hindwing is distinctly orange, not red. (10)
Catocala ophelia Edwards is smaller. (10)
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.17; Pl.3, f.1-2; Pl.14 f.6 (larva). (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 45, fig. 4; p. 261. (7)
Strecker, H., 1874. Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 9). Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing, p.72; Pl.9, f.5. (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.Pacific Coast Lepidoptera, No. 14. Notes on the genus Catocala, with descriptions of new species.
Henry Edwards. 1875. Proceedings of the California Academy 6: 207-215.
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.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
6.Notes on some species of Catocala.
William Beutenmüller . 1903. Bulletin of the AMNH, 19(19): 505-510.
7.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
8.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 1990. Fieldiana. Zoology. 59: 1-16.
9.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
10.Pacific Northwest Moths
11.North American Moth Photographers Group
12.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
13.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala