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The reniform spot is brown; the subreniform spot is much lighter, almost white and the area immediately outside the subterminal line is very dark.
The hindwing inner black band of nevadensis = semirelicta is narrow and terminates well before the inner margin. See Catocala semirelicta for more complete distribution.
Beutenmüller, 1907, also described the form "montana".
Catocala hippolyta is now (2010) regarded as a subspecies of Catocala semirelicta, while Catocala nevadensis and Catocala pura are considered to be synonymous with Catocala semirelicta.
FLIGHT TIMES AND PREFERRED FOOD PLANTS:
Catocala nevadensis = semirelicta are on the wing in September and October.
Kelly M. Richers reported a specimen on October 6, 2000, at Pleasant Valley Dam Road along Rt 395, (elevation 4430') in Inyo County, California, at a uv trap (image right).
The Catocala nevadensis = semirelicta caterpillar feeds on poplars and willows.
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