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Species Leucania farcta - Hodges#10441

Leucania farcta Leucania farcta Leucania farcta Moth - Leucania farcta Moth - Leucania farcta 2446 Leucania oregona or farcta - A Wainscot Moth - Leucania farcta Leucania farcta Noctuidae: Leucania farcta - Leucania farcta
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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 farcta (Leucania farcta - Hodges#10441)
Hodges Number
10441
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1881 by Augustus Radcliffe Grote as Heliophila farcta
Explanation of Names
farcta is Latin for "crammed or stuffed full, fattened (as by force-feeding)". According to the original species account: "Allied to adjuta and lapidaria, but much stouter"
Internet References
Nearctica.com    Systematics on the Fly species account
The Canadian Entomologist, v. 13, p.15    Grote's original description of the species.