Leucania adjuta (Grote)

Heliophila adjuta Grote 1874 (Type)

Diagnosis: A species of the southeastern and south-central United States. Forewing straw yellow without any distinct markings. Discal dot a black spot only slightly surrounded by pale yellow. Postmedial line consisting of only two, small, black dots. Hindwing dull white suffused with dark brown along the outer margin in the male and heavily suffused with dark brown in the female.

Distribution (See map below): Leucania adjuta has a wide distribution in the southeastern United States. It ranges northward along the Atlantic Coast to New Jersey and Long Island, southward to Florida and west to eastern and central Texas.

Identification Quality: Excellent for the United States, but not in the American tropics.

Leucania adjuta

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