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Species Catocala orba - Orb Underwing Moth - Hodges#8856

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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 orba (Orb Underwing Moth - Hodges#8856)
Hodges Number
8856
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala orba Kusnezov, 1903 (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #930843
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "orphaned, childless or widowed."
Size
Wingspan 40-48 mm.
Range
South Carolina to Florida and Texas.
Season
Adults are most common from April to July. (3)
Food
Larval host plants include:
Crataegus marshallii (4)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough, 1918. Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala. 39; pl. 8, f.21. (1)
Kusnezov, N.J., 1903. A new North American Catocala. The Canadian Entomologist 35: 343.
Works Cited
1.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
2.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
5.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala