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932962.0010458Leucania elephas Troubridge, 2020
Distribution Data for Leucania elephas
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Distribution: USA: Florida Keys and TX.
Holotype: USA: Florida, Monroe Co.: Bahia Honda.
Genitalia: See Troubridge (2020).
Similar Species:
  • Leucania dorsalis has HW fuscous - Adams (2001).
  • Leucania elephas has FW with "darker, more contrasting white and brown scales on the cubital vein" than in dorsalis - Troubridge (2020).
  • Leucania februalis is found in CA.
  • Leucania infatuans has FW with yellow tint and HW with white ground color - Adams (2001).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Leucania elephas Troubridge, 2020, n. sp., Insecta Mundi, 0789: 36; Fig. 50, 100, 137, includes as a synonym [10458] Leucania humidicola of authors not Guenée, 1852. "True" L. humidicola is extralimital to the US and Canada.
Leucania elephas
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Leucania elephas
- paratype - LG – © Jim Troubridge
Leucania elephas
34mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Leucania elephas
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