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932948 – 10449   Leucania insueta Guenée, 1852

© Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Type locality: New York.
Similar Species:
  • Leucania dia, a former synonym, is separated by DNA barcode and usually lacks a dark basal line below the white medial vein.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Leucania insueta Guenée, 1852
Heliophila adonea Grote, 1874
Phalaena comma of authors not Linnaeus, 1761
Noctua congener Hübner, 1803
Leucania nigrofasciata Hampson, 1894
Leucania rhodocomma Püngeler, 1900
Leucania suffusa Tutt, 1888
Noctua turbida Hübner, 1803
Leucania megadia Smith, 1902
Leucania heterodoxa Smith, 1894
Leucania mimica Strecker, 1899
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Guenée, M.A., 1852. Noctuelites, 1. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 5: 81.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 56.4m; p. 305. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • 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).
Leucania insueta
© Nelson Poirier
Leucania insueta
32mm – © Jim Vargo
Leucania insueta
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Leucania insueta
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Leucania insueta
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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