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Genus Leucanopsis

another Long-streaked Tussock Moth - Leucanopsis longa Moth - Leucanopsis lurida Long-streaked Tussock, 8217 - Leucanopsis longa Leucanopsis perdentata? - Leucanopsis perdentata - female Leucanopsis perdentata? - Leucanopsis perdentata - female Leucanopsis longa? - Leucanopsis longa Leucanopsis perdentata - Leucanopsis lurida - male Leucanopsis longa
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Leucanopsis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leucanopsis Rego Barros, 1956
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included three species of the genus Leucanopsis in America north of Mexico. (1)
Identification
Adult:
L. longa: forewing light orangish-yellow speckled with brown; dark brown streak from base to outer margin near apex; hindwing whitish, translucent, unmarked
L. lurida: forewing light yellowish-brown with dark brown streaks; heavy dark streak from inner margin near base to outer margin near apex; hindwing slightly darker, grayish-brown
L. perdentata: forewing pale tan with darker scaling along veins but no speckling or streaks; hindwing similarly colored
Range
L. longa: North Carolina to Florida, west along coast to eastern Texas
L. lurida: Arizona and New Mexico
L. perdentata: southern Arizona
Habitat
marshes and wet sedge meadows
Food
Larvae probably feed on grasses.
See Also
Isabella Tiger Moth (Pyrrharctia isabella) forewing has heavier spots, transverse lines, and lacks dark brown streak down middle of wing
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .