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Species Leucanopsis lurida - Hodges#8217.2

Leucanopsis lurida? - Leucanopsis lurida Moth - Leucanopsis lurida Leucanopsis lurida - male Leucanopsis lurida - male Arizona Moth - Leucanopsis lurida Leucanopsis perdentata - Leucanopsis lurida - male Leucanopsis perdentata - Leucanopsis lurida - male
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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 lurida (Leucanopsis lurida - Hodges#8217.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leucanopsis lurida (Hy. Edwards, 1887)
Halisidota lurida otho Hy. Edwards, 1887
Euhalisidota otho Barnes, 1901
Phylogenetic sequence # 930378
There are three species of the genus Leucanopsis in America north of Mexico.(1)
Wingspan 52-55 mm.
Females slightly larger than males.
Barnes (1901) description as Euhalisidota otho available in print references.
Southern Arizona.
Adults fly July through September.
The larval host is Quercus douglasii (blue oak)
See Also
Leucanopsis longa which is found in the southern states from Texas to Florida.

Pyrrharctia isabella

Leucanopsis perdentata *pinned adult at Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Barnes, W., 1901. Descriptions of some new species of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadaian Entomologist 33: 53.
Comstock, J.A., 1956. Brief notes on life histories of three Arizona moths. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences., 55(3): 181.