Catocala delilah

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Taxonavigation: Noctuoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Erebinae
Tribus: Catocalini
Genus: Catocala
Species: Catocala delilah


Catocala delilah Strecker, 1874

Type locality: USA, Texas, Dallas.

Lectotype: FMNH. male ♂. designated by Gall and Hawks (1990:8).


  • Catocala adoptiva Grote, 1874, TL: USA, Texas, Dallas Co.. LT: MCZ. male ♂. designated by Gall (1990: 121)
  • Catocala calphurnia H. Edwards, 1880, TL: USA, Texas, Burnet Co.. Nt: PMNH. male ♂.
  • Catocala delilah f. umbella W. Barnes & F.H. Benjamin, 1927, TL: USA, Texas, Kerrville. HT: USNM. male ♂.


  • Hawks, D.C. 2010: Review of the Catocala delilah species complex (Lepidoptera, Erebidae). In: Schmidt, B.C.; Lafontaine, J.D. (eds) Contributions to the systematics of New World macro-moths II. ZooKeys, 39: 13–35. ISSN: 1313-2970 (online) ISSN: 1313-2989 (print) doi: 10.3897/zookeys.39.439