Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strecker, 1874 (1)
Grote, 1874 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #930771 (5)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from biblical Judith
(Hebrew: יְהוּדִית, feminine form of Judah), who seduced and cut off the head of Holofernes, saving Israel from the Assyrians.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 101 species of the genus Catocala
in America north of Mexico. (5)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported 110 species in all of North America, and about 230 worldwide. (6)
Grote (1867) described the forewing greenish gray with fine black transverse lines. Hindwing is black with black fringe.
Determined by James Adams
(Dalton State University)
Eastern United States and Canada; uncommon in the southern states. (8)
Moth Photographers Group
- large range map with collection dates.
Type locality: West Farms, [Bronx], New York (Mr. James Angus
Adults are most common from June through September.
Larval hosts include: (11)
Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch (pecan).
Carya ovata (Mill.) K. Koch (shagbark hickory).
Juglans nigra L. (black walnut).
Brou Jr., V.A., 2007. Catocala judith
Strecker 1874 in Louisiana. Southern Lepidopterists' News
, 29: 89. (12)
Grote, A.R., 1867. Remarks on North American Noctuidae with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society
. 5: 95
Kamstar, J., 1985. The Judith underwing moth, Catocala judith
, in Ontario. The Canadian Field-Naturalist
. 99: 364
Strecker, H., 1874. Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 11). Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing
, f.5. (1)