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Species Leucania amygdalina - Hodges#10440.1

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Leucaniini
Genus Leucania
Species amygdalina (Leucania amygdalina - Hodges#10440.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leucania amygdalina (Harvey, 1878)
Heliophila amygdalina Harvey, 1878
* Phylogenetic sequence #932938.1 (1)
Explanation of Names
Leucania amygdalina (Harvey, 1878), formerly treated as a synonym of L. linita in the 1983 Hodges Checklist, is raised to full species status in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015). (1)
Southern Canada and New England westward to IL and IN and southward probably to NJ. (1) There may be some overlap from NJ to NC.
See Also
Leucania linita replaces L. amygdalina from MD to FL and west to TX. There may be overlap from southern NJ to NC. Dissection or DNA is required for separation. - Lafontaine & Schmidt (per. comm. 9/7/2017)
Print References
Harvey, L.F. 1878. New Noctuae. Canadian Entomologist. 10: 57.
Lafontaine & Schmidt, 2015: 142. (1)