Catocala benjamini

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Benjamin's Underwing
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Catocala benjamini benjamini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala
Species: C. benjamini
Binomial name
Catocala benjamini
Brower, 1937
Synonyms
  • Catocala andromache benjamini

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 ute
Catocala benjamini jumpi
Catocala benjamini mayhewi

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 gambelii.

Subspecies[edit]

  • 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)

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