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932962 – 10458.1   Leucania humidicola Guenée, 1852

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Distribution: USA: CA, TX.
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Synonymy: Leucania humidicola Guenée, 1852
Leucania solita Walker, 1856
Taxonomic Notes: Leucania humidicola Walker, 1856: Todd in Hodges et al. (1983) referred to the species from Florida, recently described as Leucania elephas in Troubridge (2020), as humidicola. The name solita Walker, formerly a synonym of multilinea Walker in Hodges et al. (1983) and subsequently as a synonym of humidicola Guenée in Becker and Miller (2002), was treated as a valid species by Troubridge with humidicola treated as extralimital north of Mexico. Schmidt in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023) returns solita to synonymy of humidicola.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Becker V.O. & S.E. Miller, 2002. The large moths of Guana Island, British Virgin Islands: A survey of efficient colonizers (Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Noctuidae, Arctiidae, Geometridae, Hyblaeidae, Cossidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 56(1): 20.
  • 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 BugGuide.Net
  • 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 humidicola
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