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932958 – 10455.1   Leucania senescens Möschler, 1890

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Distribution: USA: Dade, Monroe and Collier Cos., FL - Dickel (1991).
Lectotype: Puerto Rico.
Genitalia: See Adams (2001).
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Synonymy: Leucania senescens Möschler, 1890
Taxonomic Notes: Leucania senescens Möschler, 1890 is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico from from Florida in Dickel (1991), Trop. Lepid., 2(1): 57; fig. 30.
  • 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. 1F, 7A-B, 14A.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Dickel, T.S., 1991. New records of noctuid moths from Florida (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Tropical Lepidoptera, 2(1): 53-58.
  • Möschler, H.B., 1890. Die Lepidopteren-Fauna der Insel Portorico. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 16(1): 142.
  • Poole, R.W., 1989. Lepidopterorum Catalogus (New Series). Fascicle 118. Noctuidae, Parts 1-3. E. J. Brill; New York. 1314 pages. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at The Noctuidae of North America by Robert W. Poole (
Leucania senescens
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Leucania senescens
30mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Leucania senescens
© Robert W. Poole

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