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Species Catocala benjamini - Hodges#8837.1

8837.1  - Catocala benjamini
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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 benjamini (Catocala benjamini - Hodges#8837.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catocala benjamini Brower, 1937
Catocala andromache race benjamini Brower, 1937
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Foster H. Benjamin (1895-1936) who first suggested this species was a subspecies of Catocala andromache Edwards.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed four subspecies. (1)
Catocala benjamini benjamini Brower, 1937
C. b. mayhewi Hawks, 2010
C. b. jumpi Hawks, 2010
C. b. ute Peacock & Wagner, 2009 (2)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Southwestern United States.
The larvae feed on Quercus gambelii Nutt. (Gambel oak).
Print References
Brower, A.E., 1937. Description of new species and a new race of Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 32(5): 185.
Brower, A.E., 1982. Change in status of Catocala andromache race benjamini (Noctuidae). Journal of The Lepidopterists' Society 36: 159.