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932961.2 – 10458   Leucania 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.)
Synonymy: Leucania elephas Troubridge, 2020
Leucania humidicola of authors; not Guenée, 1852
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 (Hodges et al. 1983); not Guenée, 1852. "True" L. humidicola is represented north of Mexico by solita Walker (n. syn. (Schmidt in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023)).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ACP6589 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Franclemont J.G. & E.L. Todd, 1983. Noctuidae. In: Hodges, R. W. et al., Check List of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico including Greenland. - E. W. Classey Ltd. and the Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, 120-159. free PDF
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • 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).
  • Troubridge, J.T., 2020. A new genus and 37 new noctuoid species from peninsular Florida and the Keys (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). Insecta Mundi, 0789: 1-56.
Leucania elephas
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Leucania elephas
- paratype - LG – © Jim Troubridge
Leucania elephas
34mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Leucania elephas
© Robert W. Poole

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