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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Noctuidae > Noctuinae > Leucaniini > Leucania

Leucania loreyi (Duponchel, 1827) – False Army Worm; Cosmopolitan

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Gujarat
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Diagnosis (Based on Moths of Borneo). This species could be confused with Mythimna venalba Moore and Mythimna roseilinea Walker, but is larger with a distinct white fleck at the discal end of CuA in the forewing cell. On the forewing below the postmedial costal brown mark of the other two species is absent in loreyi. The hindwing margin often has dark brown marks on the veins; these are rarely seen in the other two species.
References:
  1. OD: Noctua loreyi Duponchel, 1827. Hist. nat. Lépid. Fr. 7 (1): 81, pl. 105, f. 7; TL: Dijon. 
  2. Leucania collecta Walker, 1856. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 9: 105; TL: Punjab. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimens09brit/page/105/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Leucania designata Walker, 1856. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 9: 107; TL: India, Canara. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimens09brit/page/107/mode/1up?view=theater
  4. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs.pg. 274, # 1191. 
  5. Acantholeucania loreyi (Duponchel); Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 15: 11. 
  6. https://www.leps.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPages/MythLore.htm
  7. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-12/hadeninae/hadeninae_4_16.php as Mythimna loreyi (Duponchel, 1827).
  8. https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/NOCTUIIDAE/HADENIINAE/leucania%20loreyi.html
  9. http://www2.nrm.se/en/svenska_fjarilar/l/leucania_loreyi.html
  10. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/hade/loreyi.html
  11. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/468734-Leucania-loreyi




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Anonymous. 2022. Leucania loreyi (Duponchel, 1827) – False Army Worm; Cosmopolitan. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/358889/Leucania-loreyi
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