Catocala ophelia, H. Edwards, 1880

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: 50

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3788723

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038D2962-FF96-1B1C-5EE0-FD23FC7CFA44

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scientific name

Catocala ophelia
status

syn. n.

Catocala ophelia  syn. dollii Beutenmüller  , syn. n.

Fig. 14 (neotype)

Catocala ophelia var. dollii Beutenmüller, 1907: 940 

Catocala ophelia  form dolli; Barnes and McDunnough 1918: 38

Catocala ophelia ssp. dolli  ; McDunnough 1938: 117

Catocala ophelia ssp. dolli  ; Franclemont and Todd 1983: 129

Type material. Catocala ophelia var. dollii  : the original description states “Male… Habitat – Colorado. A single specimen of this odd variety is in the collection of Mr. Jacob Doll.” Barnes and McDunnough (1918) claimed to have figured the holotype by monotypy, but the specimen from Doll’s collection marked as type at the USNM is a female from Arizona and bears a label written in 1932 by F. H. Benjamin stating “prob. spurious type.” Benjamin apparently worked on but never resolved this issue, as several other specimens of C. dollii  in the USNM and AMNH collections bear notes by him inquiring as to the status of the holotype. Given Benjamin’s difficulties and the fact that the name refers to one of the taxonomically diffi cult western Nearctic species, we designate the USNM female noted above as neotype to clarify application of the name dollii  . Th e neotype bears the labels “Prescott / VII. 21 Ariz.”, “Col. / Jacob Doll”, “Type / No. / A.M.N.H.”, “Type No. / 44535 / U.S. N.M.”, “Prob. spurious type. / Should be a ♁ from / Colorado (Doll Coll.) / FHB. 1932.” Type Locality: hereby amended to Prescott, Ariz[ona, USA] on the basis of the neotype labels.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Catocala

Loc

Catocala ophelia

Gall, Lawrence & Hawks, David 2010
2010
Loc

Catocala ophelia ssp. dolli

Franclemont JG & Todd EL 1983: 129
1983
Loc

Catocala ophelia ssp. dolli

McDunnough JH 1938: 117
1938
Loc

Catocala ophelia

Barnes W & McDunnough J 1918: 38
1918
Loc

Catocala ophelia var. dollii Beutenmüller, 1907: 940