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Catocala faustina (wingspan: approximately 58mm), flies from Colorado west to California and north through Washington to British Columbia.
Specimens from the coastal areas of northern California, Oregon,
Washington and British Columbia are classified as C. faustina allusa.
C. faustina allusa blends with C. faustina cleopatra
in northwestern California, and with C. faustina faustina in the Rocky Mountains of
Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
C. faustina allusa blends with C. faustina cleopatra in northwestern California, and with C. faustina faustina in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
The hindwing inner band is narrow and truncated well before the inner margin.
The two "teeth" in the forewing postmedial line are relatively short.
Scott Shaw reports faustina is common "on Pole Mountain, in the Medicine Bow Forest, Wyoming, about 10 miles east of Laramie near I-80 in the mountain willow bogs."
C. faustina, June 20, 2002, Pinnacles National Monument,
San Benito, California, courtesy of Paul Johnson.
The Catocala faustina caterpillar feeds on Salix.
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