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Noctuidae
932938.0010440Leucania linita Guenée, 1852

© Bo Zaremba
Distribution: MD south to FL and TX - Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015).
Type Locality: Florida.
Genitalia: See Nearctica.com.
Similar Species:
  • Leucania amygdalina, formerly treated as a synonym of linita, has a more northerly distribution. The two are separated by genitalia and DNA barcode.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Guenée, M.A., 1852. Noctuelites, 1. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 5: 81.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Robert W. Poole's species page and map at Nearctica.com
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Leucania linita
© Randy Newman
Leucania linita
30mm – © Jim Vargo
Leucania linita
LG - © Ray Simpson

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