Catocala junctura, Walker, 1858

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: 69

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3788761

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038D2962-FFBB-1B30-5EE0-FB53FB8DFE2A

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scientific name

Catocala junctura
status

syn. n.

Catocala junctura   syn. stretchii Behr   , syn. n.

Fig. 38 (neotype)

Catocala stretchii Behr, 1870: 24  

Catocala stretchi   ; Barnes and McDunnough 1918: 30

Catocala stretchi   ; McDunnough 1938: 116

Catocala stretchi   ; Franclemont and Todd 1983: 129

Type material. Catocala stretchii   : the original description states “One specimen, collect- ed by Mr. Stretch, at Virginia City.” Barnes and McDunnough (1918: 30) stated: “The type of stretchi   being lost, there only remains a specimen in the H. Edwards collection marked ‘true to type’; this, however is from Havilah, Kern County.” They compared this H. Edwards specimen to what they considered C. stretchi   from Truckee, C. portia H. Edwards, 1880   and C. sierrae Beutenmüller, 1897   and concluded that these three names referred to the same species (viz. C. junctura Walker [1858]   ). We have not been able to locate the C. stretchii   type. Since the name refers to a member of the taxonomically diffi cult western Nearctic species, the female in the AMNH labeled true to type is designated as neotype to clarify application of the name stretchii   . The neotype bears the labels “Havilah / California.”, “7300”, “No. 12646 / Collection / Hy. Edwards.”, “Stretchii, / Behr. / True to type.” Th e neotype of C. stretchii   is a typical specimen of the widespread and morphologically variable C. junctura Walker, [1858]   . Type Locality: hereby amended to Havilah, California, [ USA] on the basis of the neotype labels.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Catocala

Loc

Catocala junctura

Gall, Lawrence & Hawks, David 2010
2010
Loc

Catocala stretchi

Franclemont JG & Todd EL 1983: 129
1983
Loc

Catocala stretchi

McDunnough JH 1938: 116
1938
Loc

Catocala stretchi

Barnes W & McDunnough J 1918: 30
1918
Loc

Catocala stretchii