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930801.008811Catocala faustina Strecker, 1873

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Synonymy: Catocala faustina Strecker, 1873
Catocala carlota Beutenmüller, 1897
Catocala lydia Beutenmüller, 1907
Catocala rubra Cassino, 1918
Catocala zillah Strecker, 1877
Catocala cleopatra Strecker, 1874
Catocala barbara Cassino, 1918
Catocala cleopatra Edwards, 1875
Catocala perdita Edwards, 1875
Catocala perdita Strecker, 1874
Catocala allusa Hulst, 1884
Catocala caerulea Beutenmüller, 1907
Catocala frenchii Poling, 1901
Taxonomic Notes: Catocala faustina Strecker, 1873 includes as subspecies 8810 Catocala cleopatra Strecker, 1874, Fieldiana: Zoology, New Series, 59 (1414): 8, and 8809 Catocala allusa Hulst, 1884, ZooKeys 39: 44. Some authors informally treat allusa as a full species. There is active study aimed at resolving the status of the names listed as faustina subspecies, Lawrence Gall (pers. comm., 12/5/2018).
Catocala faustina
C. f. allusa - © Chris Kotzer
Catocala faustina
C. f. allusa - © Chris Kotzer
Catocala faustina
60mm – © Jim Vargo

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