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Leucania is a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae.

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Tribe: Leucaniini
Genus: Leucania
Ochsenheimer, 1816


Palpi obliquely upturned, where the second joint roughly scaled, and prominent, short, naked and depressed third joint. Proboscis well developed. Eyes hairy. Antennae minutely ciliated in male. Head not deeply retracted into the thorax, which is smoothly scaled. Abdomen with scarcely a trace of dorsal tufts on basal segments. Tibia and tarsi with short hairs. Forewings with vein 8 and 9 anastomosing to form the areole. Vein 7 being given off from the end of it. Vein 10 before the end.[1]



  1. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna of British India Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths volume II". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]
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