Catocala mira, Grote, 1918

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: 48-49

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3788705

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038D2962-FF90-1B1D-5EE0-F996FE78FDD1

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scientific name

Catocala mira
status

 

Catocala mira   syn. dana Cassino, syn. n.

Catocala mira var. dana Cassino, 1918a: 54  

Catocala mira ssp. dana   ; McDunnough 1938: 118

Catocala mira ssp. dana   ; Franclemont and Todd 1983: 129

Type material. Catocala mira var. dana   : the original description states a “ Holotype ♁ in the collection of the author.” Th ere is a female at the USNM [Type No. 44533, examined] with a Cassino type label and appropriate locality data, and because Cassino often missexed his material, we consider this female to be his holotype. The name dana has in the past been treated as a subspecies of C. mira Grote, 1876   , probably based on small sample sizes and limited knowledge of geographic variation in this species. We have examined large numbers of C. mira   from throughout North America, and find the name dana to be neither distinctive nor geographically definable. Type Locality: Springfield, Texas, [ USA].

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Catocala

Loc

Catocala mira

Gall, Lawrence & Hawks, David 2010
2010
Loc

Catocala mira ssp. dana

Franclemont JG & Todd EL 1983: 129
1983
Loc

Catocala mira ssp. dana

McDunnough JH 1938: 118
1938
Loc

Catocala mira var. dana