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931621.0010052Leucocnemis variabilis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918
Distribution Data for Leucocnemis variabilis
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Distribution: Type locality (variabilis): Olancha, Inyo Co., CA.
Holotype (form alba): Olancha, Inyo Co., CA.
Description/
Field Marks:
Leucocnemis variabilis form alba is "... immaculate and practically pure white..." (Barnes & Benjamin 1923).
Similar Species:
  • Oxycnemis acuna Barnes, 1907.
  • Oxycnemis gracillinea (Grote, 1881).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Leucocnemis variabilis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918
Leucocnemis alba Barnes & Benjamin, 1923
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barnes, W. & F.H. Benjamin, 1923. Notes and new species. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 5(2): 80.
  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1918. Notes and new species. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 4(2): 106; pl. 17, fig. 13, 14.
Leucocnemis variabilis
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Leucocnemis variabilis
19mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Leucocnemis variabilis
18mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.

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