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930801.008811Catocala faustina Strecker, 1873

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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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