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Species Catocala judith - Judith's Underwing Moth - Hodges#8781

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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 judith (Judith's Underwing Moth - Hodges#8781)
Hodges Number
8781
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala judith Strecker, 1874 (1)
Catocala levettei Grote, 1874 (2), (3)
Catabapta judith (4)
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.
Numbers
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)
Size
Wingspan 45-55 mm. (7)
Identification
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)
Range
Eastern United States and Canada; uncommon in the southern states. (8), (9)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Type locality: West Farms, [Bronx], New York (Mr. James Angus). (10)
Season
Adults are most common from June through September.
Food
Larval hosts include: (11)
Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch (pecan).
Carya ovata (Mill.) K. Koch (shagbark hickory).
Juglans nigra L. (black walnut).
See Also
Compare to other pinned Catocala species at Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
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, p.95; Pl.11, 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.Remarks on North American Noctuidae with descriptions of new species
A. R. Grote . 1874. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 5: 89-98.
3.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.
4.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
5.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
6.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
7.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
8.Legion of Night: The Underwing Moths
Theodore D. Sargent. 1976. University of Massachusetts Press.
9.Annotated list of Ontario Lepidoptera
J. C. E. Riotte. 1992. Royal Ontario Museum 1-208.
10.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 1990. Fieldiana. Zoology. 59: 1-16.
11.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
12.Catocala judith (Strecker) 1874 in Louisiana
Vernon Antoine Brou Jr. 2007. Southern Lepidopterists' News.
13.North American Moth Photographers Group
14.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
15.Butterflies of North America