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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.
C. cleopatra is now (2010) regarded as a subspecies of faustina.
The head and thorax are a dark bluish grey while the abdomen is a brownish grey. The primaries are dark bluish grey. The transverse lines, reniform and sub-reniform are indistinct with some yellowish brown shading on the upper surface.
The bands are relatively narrow, the fringe (unbroken) is white on the exterior margin and grey near the abdomen.
Catocala faustina cleopatra, male, Bakersfield, Kern County, CA,
400', Kelly Richers collector, on fence, June 22 1983.
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