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Species Leucania lapidaria - Hodges#10446.1

Leucania sp - Leucania lapidaria Leucania lapidaria lapidaria - Leucania lapidaria 932946 – 10446.1 – Leucania lapidaria - Leucania lapidaria Leucania lapidaria? - Leucania lapidaria - female Leucania lapidaria - Hodges#10446.1 - Leucania lapidaria - female Leucania - Leucania lapidaria Leucania lapidaria
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Leucaniini
Genus Leucania
Species lapidaria (Leucania lapidaria - Hodges#10446.1)
Hodges Number
10446.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leucania lapidaria (Grote, 1876)
* phylogenetic sequence # 932946
Numbers
thirty-one species of Leucania arefound in America north of Mexico[(a)
Size
wingspan about 32 mm
Identification
forewings appear striate with a white line running from the wing base to a small, black discal dot. The white line is shaded with dark brown. Hindwing is white with a few black spots along the outer margin.
Range
southeastern Canada, Maine south to western Maryland, and west to Ohio and Michigan
Habitat
wetlands
Food
one larval host is thought to be Betula glandulosa (bog or resin birch)
usda.gov - plant information
Print References
Lafontaine JD, Schmidt BC (2010) Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 91(a) (PDF download)
Poole, R. W., Noctuidae; Lepidopterorum Catalogus (Lepidopterorum Catalogues New Series Fasc. 118) 1989; p. 581(1)
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.), 1983; Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photos living and pinned adults.
Noctuoidea of Canada - photo of pinned adult
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with photographs of pinned adults and DNA sequence
Moths of Maryland - photo of pinned adult
Moth Photographers Group - photo of pinned adult and related species.
Works Cited
1.Noctuidae; Lepidopterorum Catalogus (Lepidopterorum Catalogues New Series Fasc 118) Part 1 & 2)
Poole, R. W. 1989. CRC Press .
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.