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Noctuidae
932949.0010449.1Leucania dia (Grote, 1879)

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Distribution: "NL to YT and south to CA, CO, and AZ" - Pohl et al. (2010)
Type Locality: San Francisco, CA.
Genitalia: See Nearctica.com.
Similar Species:
  • Leucania insueta is separated by DNA barcode and usually has a dark basal line below the white medial vein.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Heliophila dia Grote, 1879
Phalaena comma of authors not Linnaeus, 1761
Taxonomic Notes: Leucania dia (Grote, 1879), formerly treated as a subspecies of 10449 L. insueta Guenée, 1852 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist, is elevated to full species and includes as a synonym Leucania comma of authors not (Linnaeus, 1761) [10448] in Anweiler & Schmidt in Pohl et al. (2010), ZooKeys, 38: 508.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Grote, A.R., 1879. On Graphiphora and new N. Am. Noctuidae. The Canadian Entomologist, 11(2): 29.
  • Pohl, G.R., G.G. Anweiler, B.C. Schmidt, & N.G. Kondla, 2010. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada. ZooKeys, 38: 1-549.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Species Page at Robert W. Poole's Nearctica.com
  • Species Page at Robert W. Poole's Nearctica.com
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