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930847 – 8865   Catocala praeclara Grote & Robinson, 1866
             Praeclara Underwing

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Synonymy: Catocala praeclara Grote & Robinson, 1866
Catocala manitoba Beutenmüller, 1908
Catocala charlottae Brou, 1988
Taxonomic Notes: Catocala praeclara Grote & Robinson, 1866 includes as subspecies Catocala manitoba Beutenmüller, 1908 and Catocala charlottae Brou, 1988 in Gall & Hawks (2010).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gall, L. & D. Hawks, 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: 37-83.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Catocala praeclara
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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