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Catocala ophelia

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

Catocala ophelia is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found in the dry forests of Arizona, California and south-western Oregon.

The wingspan is about 52 mm. Adults are on wing from July to October depending on the location. There is probably one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Quercus macrocarpa and Quercus chrysolepis.


Former subspecies Catocala ophelia dollii is now considered a synonym.


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