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Review of the Catocala delilah species complex (Lepidoptera, Erebidae)

Author(s): David Hawks

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 39;
Start page: 13;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Lepidoptera | Erebidae | Catocala | southwestern USA | California | Arizona | Quercus | oaks

The members of the Nearctic Catocala delilah species complex are reviewed. One new species (C. caesia) and four new subspecies are described, one subspecies is reinstated to specific rank (C. desdemona), and one species and three subspecies are placed into synonymy. A neotype is designated for C. calphurnia and a lectotype is designated for C. desdemona.

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