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Species Catocala robinsonii - Robinson's Underwing - Hodges#8780

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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 robinsonii (Robinson's Underwing - Hodges#8780)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala robinsonii Grote, 1872 (1), (2)
Catabapta robinsonii (3)
Catocala robinsonii var. curvata French, 1881 (218) (see Barnes & McDunnough fig. 10 in Print References) (2)
Catocala robinsonii var. missouriensis Schwarz, 1915 (289), (2)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of entomologist Coleman Townsend Robinson (1839-1872) who died young one month before publication.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 101 species of the genus Catocala in America north of Mexico. (4)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported 110 species in all of North America, and about 230 worldwide. (5)
Wingspan 7-8 cm. (6)
Large underwing, forewings very pale, hindwings dark, flies in fall. Two forms, see print references.
Eastern half of North America.
Lectotype male: Pennsylvania. (7)
Adults fly August-November.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on foliage of Juglans, Carya, Quercus. (8), (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.9; Pl.2, f.9-10. (2)
Covell, p. 174, plate 35 #1, 2 (9)
Grote, A.R., 1872. On the North American species of Catocala. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 20. (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.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
3.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
4.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 .
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
7.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.
8.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
9.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
10.North American Moth Photographers Group
11.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems