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Species Catocala allusa - Hodges#8809

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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 allusa (Catocala allusa - Hodges#8809)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala allusa Hulst, 1884 (1), (2)
Catocala faustina allusa (Hulst, 1884) (3)
Catocala frenchii Poling, 1901 (3)
Explanation of Names
Subspecific epithet is Latin meaning "frolicked, jested."
Catocala allusa Hulst, 1884, previously synonymized as a subspecies of Catocala faustina by Gall & Hawks (2010)(3), is reinstated as a full species in Pohl et al. (2018)(4) following Crabo et al. (2013)(5).
British Columbia to northern California. (6)
Poplar and willow. (6)
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.22; Pl.5, f.15. (2)
Crabo, L.G., P. Hammond, M. Peterson, J. Shepard, & R. Zack (editors), 2013. Pacific Northwest Moths. (5)
Hulst, G.D., 1884. The genus Catocala. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 45. (1)