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930817.008835.1Catocala desdemona Edwards, 1881

Charles W. Melton
Distribution: Type Locality: Prescott, AZ.
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Synonymy: Catocala desdemona Edwards, 1881
Catocala ixion Druce, 1890
Catocala swetti Barnes & Benjamin, 1927
Catocala umbra Barnes & Benjamin, 1927
Catocala utahensis Cassino, 1918
Taxonomic Notes: Catocala desdemona Edwards, 1881, formerly treated as a subspecies of 8835 Catocala delilah Strecker, 1874, is returned to full species status and includes as synonyms Catocala ixion Druce, 1890 and Catocala delilah form utahensis Cassino, 1918 in Hawks (2010), ZooKeys, 39: 18.
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  • Edwards, H., 1882. New species of Heterocera. Papilio: The organ of the New York Entomological Club, 2(1): 9-17.
  • Hawks, D.C., 2010. Review of the Catocala delilah species complex (Lepidoptera, Erebidae). ZooKeys, 39: 13-35.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Catocala desdemona
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Catocala desdemona
Charles Melton
Catocala desdemona
Charles Melton
Catocala desdemona
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Catocala desdemona
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