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Species Catocala messalina - Hodges#8845

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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 messalina (Catocala messalina - Hodges#8845)
Hodges Number
8845
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala messalina Guenée, 1852 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)
Catocala belfragiana Harvey, 1875 (6)
Catocala jocasta Strecker, 1875 (7)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for Valeria Messalina, the third wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius, a powerful and promiscuous woman who conspired against her husband and was executed.
Size
Wingspan 40-45 mm. (8)
Range
Type locality: "Amerique Septentrionale." (9)
Food
Larval hosts may be sand live oak (Quercus geminata), sand laurel oak (Quercus hermiphaerica), live oak (Quercus virginiana). (8)
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.35; Pl.10, f.20. (4)
Guenée A. & J.B. Boisduval, 1852. Vol. 7. Noctuélites, tome 3. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des lépidoptères. Roret, Paris, 107. (1)
Harvey, L.F., 1875. Observations on North American moths. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 2(20): 281. (6)
Works Cited
1. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des lépidoptères. Vol. 7. Noctuélites, tome 3.
Achille Guenée & Jean Baptiste Boisduval. 1852. Roret, Paris, 441 pp.
2.On the North American species of Catocala.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1872. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 1-20.
3.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
4.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
5.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.
6.Observations on North American moths.
Leon F. Harvey. 1875. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 2(20): 270-284.
7.Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations (v. 12)
Herman Strecker. 1875. Owen's Steam Book & Job Printing.
8.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
9.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.
10.North American Moth Photographers Group
11.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems