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Noctuidae
932946.0010446.1Leucania lapidaria (Grote, 1876)

Hugh McGuinness
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Description/
Field Marks:
Hind wing pure white.
Similar Species:
  • Leucania multilinea with white hind wings is separated only by genitalia or DNA barcoded.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Heliophila lapidaria Grote, 1876
Taxonomic Notes: Leucania lapidaria (Grote, 1876), formerly treated as a synonym of 10446 Leucania multilinea Walker, 1856, is raised to full species status in Rings et al. (1992).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Rings R.W., E.H. Metzler, F.J. Arnold, D.H. Harris, 1992. The owlet moths of Ohio Order Lepidoptera Family Noctuidae. Ohio Biological Survey Bulletin, New Series, 9(2): vi + 1219.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Robert W. Poole's Nearctica.com
Leucania lapidaria
Hugh McGuinness
Leucania lapidaria
Hugh McGuinness
Leucania lapidaria
Hugh McGuinness
Leucania lapidaria
Steve Walter [T] LG
Leucania lapidaria
32mm – Jim Vargo
Leucania lapidaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Leucania lapidaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Leucania lapidaria
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG


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