Girish Mahajan

Catocala benjamini

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Scientific name  Catocala benjamini
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Family  Erebidae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Catocala jessica, Catocala delilah, Catocala irene, Catocala hermia

Catocala benjamini, Benjamin's underwing, is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found in Arizona, Nevada, southern California and southern Utah.

Catocala benjamini was formerly considered to be a subspecies of Catocala andromache.

Adults are on wing in June. There is probably one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Quercus gambelli.

Subspecies

  • Catocala benjamini benjamini (south-eastern California, Arizona, southern Nevada, and south-western Utah)
  • Catocala benjamini mayhewi Hawks, 2010 (along the desert-facing slopes of the Laguna, Santa Rosa, San Jacinto, San Bernardino, San Gabriel Mountains, and Little San Bernardino Mountains in southern California)
  • Catocala benjamini jumpi Hawks, 2010 (Kofa Mountains, Arizona)
  • Catocala benjamini ute Peacock & Wagner, 2009 (Grand and San Juan counties in south-eastern Utah)
  • References

    Catocala benjamini Wikipedia


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