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932938 – 10440   Leucania linita Guenée, 1852

© Bo Zaremba
Distribution: MD south to FL and TX - Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015).
Type locality: Florida.
Genitalia: See
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.)
Synonymy: Leucania linita Guenée, 1852
[unknown] punctata Strand, 1917
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at The Noctuidae of North America by Robert W. Poole ( - archived page access (go to a year prior to 2020 and select a blue circled date from the calendar).
Leucania linita
© Randy Newman
Leucania linita
DNA - LG – © J. Gill (CNC)

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