Catocala californica, W. H. Edwards, 1864

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: 52

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3788715

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038D2962-FF94-1B1E-5EE0-FCF3FE0EF9B1

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scientific name

Catocala californica
status

syn. n.

Catocala californica   syn. erichi Brower   , syn. n.

Catocala erichi Brower, 1976  

Catocala erichi   ; Franclemont and Todd 1983: 129

Type material. Catocala erichi   : holotype ♁ [ USNM, examined]. Brower’s (1976: 37) brief diagnosis stated that C. erichi   was “well separated from francisca Hy. Edwards   , and from the more northern complex of mariana, Hy. Edwards   , edwardsi Kuznesov   and eldoradensis Beutenmüller. Larvae of erichi   (named for the chief collector), two broods, lost in the last instar the dark brown patch on the abdominal hump, while larvae of francisca   kept their patch.” Our rearing work and comparison of types indicate that C. francisca H. Edwards, 1880   is conspecific with C. hermia H. Edwards, 1880   , not C. californica Edwards, 1864   ; and that C. erichi   is an infrapopulational form of C. californica   . Specimens referable to C. erichi   occur sporadically throughout the geographic range of C. californica   , but are most prevalent in the mountains of southern California. Th e larval character cited by Brower varies both geographically as well as within single broods of C. hermia   and C. californica   , and as Johnson and Walter (1984) more accurately reported, “[the] oblique, lateral patch on A5 and A6 [in erichi   is] inconspicuous” i.e., not “lost” as stated by Brower. Type Locality: Green Valley Creek, San Bernardino M[oun] t[ain]s, Calif[ornia, USA].

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Catocala

Loc

Catocala californica

Gall, Lawrence & Hawks, David 2010
2010
Loc

Catocala erichi

Franclemont JG & Todd EL 1983: 129
1983