Catocala hermia

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Hermia Underwing
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Catocala
Species: C. hermia
Binomial name
Catocala hermia
H. Edwards, 1880[1]
  • Catocala vesta Barnes & McDunnough, 1918
  • Catocala sheba Cassino, 1919
  • Catocala verecunda Hulst, 1884
  • Catocala diantha Beutenmüller, 1907
  • Catocala rosa Beutenmüller, 1918
  • Catocala ritana Beutenmüller, 1918

The Hermia Underwing (Catocala hermia) is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found throughout the Great Plains, from southern Saskatchewan and Alberta south and west to Texas, Arizona and California.

Lectotype of Catocala diantha, now considered a synonym of Catocala hermia hermia
Lectotype of Catocala verecunda, now considered a synonym of Catocala hermia hermia

The wingspan is 58–68 mm. Adults are on wing from August to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Populus and Salix species.


The latter is often treated as distinct species, leaving C. hermia monotypic.

Catocala hermia verecunda, recorded from Colorado, Montana and Arizona, was formerly considered a subspecies, but is now a synonym of Catocala hermia hermia.


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