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Noctuidae
932557.009923.1Lithophane leeae Walsh, 2009
Distribution Data for Lithophane leeae
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Distribution: Southeastern Arizona. Pine forest. Elevations ~ 7,700 ft.
Seasonality
and Size:
Mid-June. Wingspan ~ 25 mm.
Description/
Field Marks:
Superficially similar to L. atara but:
  • Significantly larger;
  • More extensive and brighter pink on hindwing;
  • Pink ventral surfaces to both wings
  • Similar Species:
    • See also 9924 - L. atara.
    • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
    Synonymy: Lithophane leeae Walsh, 2009
    References
    • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
    • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
    • Walsh, J., 2009. Lithophane leeae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Xyleninae), a striking new species from southeastern Arizona.. ZooKeys, 9: 21-26.
    Data compiled and contributed by Steve Scott from references cited.

    Lithophane leeae
    - holotype – CNC - Jocelyn Gill

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