Catocala alabamae, Grote, 1875

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: 71

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3788755

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038D2962-FFB9-1B33-5EE0-FDD9FE19FA9E

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scientific name

Catocala alabamae
status

syn. n.

Catocala alabamae   syn. titania Dodge   , syn. n.

Fig. 40 (lectotype)

Catocala titania Dodge, 1900: 472  

Catocala titania   ; Barnes and McDunnough 1918: 42

Catocala titania   ; McDunnough 1938: 118

Catocala titania   ; Franclemont and Todd 1983: 129

Type material. Catocala titania   : the original description does not state the number of types. A male type is at the USNM, and is designated as lectotype to clarify application of the name titania   . Th e lectotype bears the labels “Bred. 6.8.99 / La Mo”, “type C. TITANIA   , Dodge”, “ C. titania   . Dodge / Type. Feb. 1 1900 / G. M. Dodge”, “Barnes / Collection.” Barnes and McDunnough (1918: 42) felt that C. titania   “may be merely a poorly marked race of alabamae   .” Although most specimens from Illinois and Missouri are referable to C. titania   (even gray forewings with reduced maculation), both C. titania   and C. alabamae   and a wide range of intergrades (including its form olivia   ) occur in populations in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. Specimens referable to C. titania   are in the minority in populations along the Gulf Coast, and are apparently lacking in peninsular Floridian specimens, which are even larger and more strongly marked than typical C. alabamae   . Because C. titania   and C. alabamae   can be found on an intrapopulational basis over a broad geographic area, we place C. titania   as a synonym of C. alabamae Grote, 1875   . Type Locality: Louisiana, Missouri, [ USA].

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Catocala

Loc

Catocala alabamae

Gall, Lawrence & Hawks, David 2010
2010
Loc

Catocala titania

Franclemont JG & Todd EL 1983: 129
1983
Loc

Catocala titania

McDunnough JH 1938: 118
1938
Loc

Catocala titania

Barnes W & McDunnough J 1918: 42
1918
Loc

Catocala titania