Catocala carissima Hulst

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: 45

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3788713

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038D2962-FF93-1B19-5EE0-FE09FB99FB87

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scientific name

Catocala carissima Hulst
status

 

Catocala carissima Hulst   , stat. n.

Fig. 7 (lectotype)

Catocala carissima Hulst, 1880: 97  

Catocala cara race carissima   ; Barnes and McDunnough 1918: 31

Catocala cara ssp. carissima   ; McDunnough 1938: 117

Catocala cara ssp. carissima   ; Franclemont and Todd 1983: 129

Type material. Catocala carissima: Th   e original description does not state the number of types. Several types are at the AMNH, and a male is designated as lectotype to clarify application of the name carissima   . Th e lectotype bears the labels “Fla.”, “Collection / GDHulst”, “ Catocala   / cara / var. carissima   / Type Hulst.” Hulst (1880: 97) stated “We have a form of Catocala cara   which is not found in the North and which seems to be the constant form in the South.” Specimens of C. cara   and C. carissima   are readily separable, and despite the fact that C. cara   is principally northern and C. carissima   principally southern, a zone of sympatry extends across much of the southern United States. Th e egg of C. carissima   is consistently smaller than that of C. cara   (eggs from several females of each taxon have been examined; this size difference is unusual among related species of Catocala   ). We have never reared C. carissima   from C. cara   females, out of a half dozen broods from differing locations in the USA, and hence elevate C. carissima   to species rank. Type Locality: hereby restricted to Fl[orid]a, [ USA] on the basis of the lectotype locality label.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Catocala

Loc

Catocala carissima Hulst

Gall, Lawrence & Hawks, David 2010
2010
Loc

Catocala cara ssp. carissima

Franclemont JG & Todd EL 1983: 129
1983
Loc

Catocala cara ssp. carissima

McDunnough JH 1938: 117
1938
Loc

Catocala cara race carissima

Barnes W & McDunnough J 1918: 31
1918
Loc

Catocala carissima