Catocala semirelicta ssp. hippolyta Strecker

Gall, Lawrence & Hawks, David, 2010, Systematics of moths in the genus Catocala (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) IV. Nomenclatorial stabilization of the Nearctic fauna, with a revised synonymic check list, ZooKeys 39 (39), pp. 37-83: 56

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.39.425

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3788681

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038D2962-FF88-1B05-5EE0-FAC6FC59FE2B

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scientific name

Catocala semirelicta ssp. hippolyta Strecker
status

 

Catocala semirelicta ssp. hippolyta Strecker   , stat. n.

Catocala hippolyta Strecker, 1874: 99  

Catocala hippolyta   ; Barnes and McDunnough 1918: 30

Catocala hippolyta   ; McDunnough 1938: 116

Catocala hippolyta   ; Franclemont and Todd 1983: 129

Type material. Catocala hippolyta   : lectotype ♁ [ FMNH, examined], designated by Gall and Hawks (1990: 10). Barnes and McDunnough (1918: 30) stated “the species is only known from the Coast Range of California extending from Sonoma County to Los Angeles County.” Although C. hippolyta   has been treated as an endemic coastal Californian species, it in fact comes into contact with C. semirelicta Grote, 1874   along the eastern and northern edges of its geographic range in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where the two blend into one another. Moreover, during the past several decades, Paul and Sandy Russell have collected from one locality in the Santa Barbara foothills a series of C. hippolyta   that contains specimens indistinguishable from typical C. semirelicta   . We thus feel the observed geographic variation in C. hippolyta   and C. semirelicta   is more indicative of two subspecies. Type Locality: San Mateo County, California, [ USA].

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Catocala

Loc

Catocala semirelicta ssp. hippolyta Strecker

Gall, Lawrence & Hawks, David 2010
2010
Loc

Catocala hippolyta

Franclemont JG & Todd EL 1983: 129
1983
Loc

Catocala hippolyta

McDunnough JH 1938: 116
1938
Loc

Catocala hippolyta

Barnes W & McDunnough J 1918: 30
1918
Loc

Catocala hippolyta