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Species Leucanopsis longa - Long-streaked Tussock Moth - Hodges#8217

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Leucanopsis
Species longa (Long-streaked Tussock Moth - Hodges#8217)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leucanopsis longa (Grote(1), 1880)
Halisidota longa (Grote, 1880)
Euphalisidota longa Grote, 1880 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930376
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included three species of the genus Leucanopsis in America north of Mexico. (3)
Wingspan 38-48 mm.
Grote (1880) reported a forewing length of 25 mm. (2)
Adult: forewing light orangish-yellow speckled with brown; dark brown streak from base to outer margin near apex; hindwing whitish, translucent, unmarked
[adapted from description by Charles Covell]
North Carolina to Florida, west along coast to eastern Texas. (4), (5), (6), (7)
Marshes and wet sedge meadows.
Heppner (2003) reported the adults fly all year in Florida. (7)
Larvae probably feed on grasses; the only recorded host is a "wide-bladed marsh grass that grows near freshwater lakes and ponds" [Covell's Guide]
Heppner (2003) reported marsh grass. (7)
Life Cycle
See Also
Pyrrharctia isabella forewing has heavier spots, transverse lines, and lacks dark brown streak down middle of wing.
Leucanopsis lurida and Leucanopsis perdentata occur only in New Mexico and Arizona.
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1880. New species of N. Am. moths. The Canadian Entomologist, 12(10): 213. (2)
Works Cited
1.Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist (1841-1903)
2.New species of N. Am. moths
Augustus Radcliffe Grote . 1880. The Canadian Entomologist, 12(10): 213-220.
3.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 .
4.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.A partial checklist of moths from mixed mesophytic hardwood forests in Louisiana (Insecta: Lepidoptera)
Deborah Landau, Dorothy Prowell. 1999. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 125(1+2): 139-150.
7.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
8.Tiger Moths and Woolly Bears: behavior, ecology, and evolution of the Arctiidae.
William E. Conner (ed.). 2009. Oxford University Press.
9.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
10.Butterflies of North America