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Species Leucocnemis nivalis - Hodges#10050

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Oncocnemidinae
Genus Leucocnemis
Species nivalis (Leucocnemis nivalis - Hodges#10050)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leucocnemis nivalis (Smith, 1894)
Oxycnemis nivalis Smith, 1894
Schinia silveroides Hill, 1924
Phylogenetic sequence # 931619
There are four named Leucocnemis species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan approximately 22-26 mm.
The original description as Oxycnemis nivalis Smith, and the Hampson (1909) revised description are both available online in the print references below.
Determined by Ed Knudson (Texas Lepidoptera Survey)
Southern California to Texas, south into Mexico. (2), (3)
Adults are most common from March to July.
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough 1913. Illustrations of rare and typical Lepidoptera. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 2(1): pl. 2, fig. 9
Hampson, G.F. 1909. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 223.
Smith, J.B. 1894. Descriptions of new genera and species of Noctuidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 21: 87. pl. 6, fig. 5.