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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Erebinae > Catocalini > Catocala

Catocala prolifica Walker, [1858]

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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".
References:
  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). http://www.barcodinglife.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=210030 [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. 2021. Catocala prolifica Walker, [1858]. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/355321/Catocala-prolifica
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