Leucania calidior (Forbes)

Cirphis calidior Forbes 1936 (Type)

Diagnosis: A species of the southeastern United States. Forewing gray-brown, about 35 mm. in expanse from wingtip to wingtip. Orbicular and reniform both represented by pale spots in the wing, the reniform with a prominent, black spot. Antemedial and postmedial lines present, but vague. Apex of forewing with a light triangle at the apex accented below with a dark gray triangle. Hindwing heavily suffused with dark gray-brown. Prothoracic tibia with a prominent tuft of hairs.

Distribution: This species is represented in the National Museum of Natural History by only two specimens; one from Atlanta and the other from Athens, both in Georgia. The species probably has a wider distribution in the southeastern United States.

Identification Quality: Excellent

Leucania calidior

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Leucania pseudargyria

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