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Species Catocala coccinata - Scarlet Underwing - Hodges#8851

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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 coccinata (Scarlet Underwing - Hodges#8851)
Hodges Number
8851
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala coccinata Grote, 1872 (1), (2), (3), (4)
Catocala coccinata var. circe Strecker, 1876 (5), (6), (7)
Catocala coccinata var. chiquita Bartsch, 1916 (3)
Catocala sinuosa Grote, 1879 (15)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "scarlet," for the "bright crimson" hindwings. (1)
Size
Wingspan 57-70 mm. (8)
Range
Most records from the eastern half of North America. (9)
Type locality: Pennsylvania. (1), (10)
Food
Oaks including Quercus bicolor, Q coccinea, Q. ilicifolia, Q. macrocarpa, Q. rubra, Q. stellata. (8)
Life Cycle
Life cycle images:
larva, adult, pupal case
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.36; Pl.3, f.16-18; Pl.14, f.1 (larva). (3)
Grote, A.R., 1872. On the North American species of Catocala. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 6. (1)
Works Cited
1.On the North American species of Catocala.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1872. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 1-20.
2.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
3.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
4.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
5.Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 13)
Herman Strecker. 1876. Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing.
6.Notes upon the genus Catocala, with descriptions of new varieties and species.
Henry Edwards. 1880. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 3(7): 53-62.
7.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). I.
Gall, Lawrence F. & David C. Hawks. 1990. Fieldiana. Zoology. 59: 1-16.
8.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
9.North American Moth Photographers Group
10.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.