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932938.1 – 10440.1   Leucania amygdalina (Harvey, 1878)
Distribution Data for Leucania amygdalina
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Distribution: Southern Canada and New England west to IL and IN and southward probably to New Jersey - Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015).
Type locality: Orono, ME.
Similar Species:
  • Leucania linita has a more southernly 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: Heliophila amygdalina Harvey, 1878
Taxonomic Notes: Leucania amygdalina (Harvey, 1878), formerly treated as a synonym of 10440 Leucania linita in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), is raised to full species status, Lafontaine & Schmidt, 2015: 142.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Harvey, L.F., 1878. New Noctuae. The Canadian Entomologist, 10: 57.
  • 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 Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Leucania amygdalina
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Leucania amygdalina
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Leucania amygdalina
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Leucania amygdalina
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