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Species Catocala californiensis - Hodges#8862

Catocala californiensis
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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 californiensis (Catocala californiensis - Hodges#8862)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Ash-grey Underwing (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala californiensis Brower, 1976 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #930822 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the type location.
Brower (1976) listed the wingspan.
♂ 46 mm.
♀ 47.5 mm.
Southern California.
Brower (1976) reported Holotype ♂ from ranch 2.5 mi. ssw of Valyermo, Los Angeles County, California, 10 July 1967, collected by Noel McFarland.
The main flight period is February to August.
Quercus cornelius-mulleri
Q. turbinella
Print References
Brower, A.E., 1976. New Catocala of North America (Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 36; fig. 5. (3)
Works Cited
1.Review of the Catocala delilah species complex (Lepidoptera, Erebidae)
David C. Hawks. 2010. ZooKeys 39 (2010) : Special issue: 13-35.
2.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 .
3.New Catocala of North America (Noctuidae)
A. E. Brower. 1976. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 30(1): 33-37.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Bill Oehlke's North American Catocala
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems