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Catocala prolifica Walker, [1858]

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Himachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Other Catocala spp. in the Indian region with crimson hindwings are Catocala nupta, sponsalis, concubia.
W. Warren in Seitz, A. 1914 says "easily recognisable by the blackish forewings".
Butler, 1886 "all the markings on these wings blurred, those on the centre of the wing forming an 8 through the combination of two reversed angulated bands".

List of Catocala Schrank, 1802 species known from India.
Catocala afghana Swinhoe, 1885. Pakistan.
Catocala concubia Walker, [1858]. India: North India, Punjab,
Catocala benediki Borth, Kons, Saldaitis & Gall, 2017. Pakistan, Karakoram.
Catocala distorta Butler, 1889. India: Himachal Pradesh.
Catocala dotatoides. India.
Catocala flavescens. India: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Catocala fuscinupta. India: Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Catocala hyperconnexa Sugi, 1965. Nepal.
Catocala inconstans Butler, 1889. India: Himachal Pradesh.
Catocala kishidai. Myanmar.
Catocala leechi. India: Kashmir.
Catocala nymphaea (Esper, 1787). India: Kashmir.
Catocala patala Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874. India: North India.
Catocala persimilis. India: Western India.
Catocala prolifica Walker, 1857. India.
Catocala rhodosoma Röber, 1927. India. Naga Hills, Nagaland.
Catocala sponsalis. Nepal.
Catocala tapestrina Moore, 1882. Bhutan; Nepal; India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
  1. Butler, A. 1886. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. Part.VI. Pg.38 PL. CX fg.9
  2. Hampson, G. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs vol 2, # 2363, pg 441
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). Moths of Nepal pl 45/1.
  4. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). [accessed 3 Oct 2015]
  5. Seitz, A. 1914. The Macrolepidoptera of the world : a systematic account of all the known Macrolepidoptera V.3. Pg.311 Pl.63 row e
  6. Borth, R.J., Kons Jr, H.L., Saldaitis, A. and Gall, L.F., 2017. The taxonomy of Catocala nupta (Linnaeus, 1767) and its allies, with description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Zootaxa, 4263(2), pp.251-272.

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Anonymous. 2022. Catocala prolifica Walker, [1858]. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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