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Noctuid Moth

Leucania sp.

Description:

2 cm moth

Habitat:

Found in home

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Noctuid Moth
Leucania sp.


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9 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

yes, subtle but true...

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

It is different in the sense that the two dark bands on the wings are not there.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

http://www.flickr.com/photos/99849996@N0...
what do you think about this image, could it be the same moth?

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

Do you perhaps have a link that I can add, struggling to find one.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

Thanks for the discussion everyone, I have looked at all the pics and links and I will make the ID Noctuid Moth, don't know much about moths, but Im glad you could have fun with the images. Johan, Ill start working on getting the right angles on the spots!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

Thanks Dominic. I'm happy to go with your ID since I'm continuously battling with the ID of these critters.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks for the compliment, Johan. I think you might be correct with Leucania, but it can't be Dorsalis, since this is aneotropical one. In Africa there are 113 species of Leucania. And almost no information about it. One of the most common ones is Leucania loreyi, but I don't think it is this one either.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

I don't think this is it. Perhaps a type of army worm..

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

We'll have to ask Dominic to confirm since he is the moth expert.

Smith Zoo
Spotted by
Smith Zoo

Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 22, 2012
Submitted on Aug 24, 2012

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