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Species Catocala miranda - Hodges#8855

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 miranda (Catocala miranda - Hodges#8855)
Hodges Number
8855
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala miranda Edwards, 1881 (1), (2), (3)
Catabapta judith var. miranda (4)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for Miranda of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Actor and entomologist Henry Edwards often used female characters from Shakespeare when naming bugs.
Size
Wingspan 37-45 mm. (5)
Range
Eastern United States. (6)
Lectotype male: Washington, D.C. (7)
Food
hawthorn Crataegus. (5)
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.39; Pl.8, f.22. (3)
Edwards, Hy., 1881, Descriptions of some new species of Heterocera. Papilio 1(7): 118. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of some new species of Heterocera.
Henry Edwards. 1881. Papilio 1(7): .
2.New forms of Catocala.
William Beutenmüller . 1907. Bulletin of the Americal Museum of Natural History, 23(26): 935-940.
3.Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala.
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1918. Memoirs of the AMNH 2(1).
4.The genus Catocala.
George. D. Hulst. 1884. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 7(1): 14-56.
5.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the ....
Lawrence Gall, David Hawks. 2010. Zookeys 39: 37-83.