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932953.2 – 10450.01   Leucania chejela (Schaus, 1921)
Distribution Data for Leucania chejela
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Distribution: USA: Florida Keys.
Type locality: Chejel, Guatemala.
Genitalia: See Adams (2001).
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Synonymy: Cirphis chejela Schaus, 1921
Taxonomic Notes: Leucania chejela (Schaus, 1921), a Caribbean and Central American species now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico, was first discovered at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys by Jim Troubridge in 2013, ZooKeys, 788: 249.
  • Adams, M.S., 2001. A revision of the moth genus Leucania Ochsenheimer in the Antilles (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum, 70(3): 194; figs. 2A, 6C-d, 13F.
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  • Schaus, W., 1922. New species of Lepidoptera in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 59(2372): 349-396.
  • Schmidt, B.C., J.D. Lafontaine & J.T. Troubridge, 2018. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico IV. ZooKeys, 788: 360.
Leucania chejela
LG – Jim Troubridge

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