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1 April 2015 A New Species of Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Florida
Hugo L. Kons, Robert J. Borth
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A new species of underwing moth, Catocala aestivalia sp. nov., is described from northern Florida, USA. Genitalic and Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit I 5′ mitochondrial DNA characters differentiate C. aestivalia from related species with similar wing pattern and structure. In contrast to these other related Catocala species, C. aestivalia appears to specialize on Crataegus aestivalis growing in or near hydric hardwood forests along streams and rivers.

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Hugo L. Kons and Robert J. Borth "A New Species of Catocala (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Florida," Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 56(1), 67-79, (1 April 2015).
Received: 9 January 2015; Accepted: 1 January 2015; Published: 1 April 2015
host specialization
mitochondrial DNA
new species
underwing moth
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