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Catada obscura de Joannis, 1906.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Hypeninae
Genus: Catada
Walker, [1859]

Catada is a genus of moths of the Erebidae family.


Palpi slender, sickle shaped and naked. Second joint reaching far above vertex of head and tapering to extremity. Third joint long and slender. Antennae of male somewhat thickened and flattened or minutely ciliated. Thorax and abdomen smoothly scaled. Fore wings with vein 7 from upper angle of cell. Hind wings with vein 5 from middle of discocellulars, where veins 6 and 7 usually arise from cell.[1]


Some species of this genus are:


  1. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-iii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]
  • Lödl, Martin, (1999), Redescription of Catada vagalis (Walker, [1859] 1858) and some notes on the genus Catada Walker, (1859) 1858 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hypeninae).Quadrifina 2: 137- 144
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