Leucoma

Leucoma is a genus of tussock moths in the family Erebidae. The species are well distributed in Palearctic, Ethiopian, and Oriental regions along with New Britain and Ireland. It was described by Jacob Hübner in 1822.

Leucoma
Leucoma salicis MHNT.CUT.2012.0.356.Crest-Voland Male.Dos.jpg
Leucoma salicis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Tribe: Leucomini
Genus: Leucoma
Hübner, 1822
Synonyms
  • Laria Schrank, 1802
  • Stilpnotia Westwood, 1843
  • Leucosia Rambur, 1866
  • Nymphyxis Grote, 1895
  • Charala Moore, 1884
  • Candidata Toxopeus, 1948

DescriptionEdit

Palpi upturned, reaching vertex of head. Antennae bipectinated in both sexes, where branches long in male and short in female. Hind tibia has pair of spurs. Forewings with vein 3 from before angle of cell. Veins 4 and 5 from angle. Vein 6 from upper angle. Veins 7 to 9 are stalked. Hindwings with vein 3 from before angle of cell. Vein 5 from above angle. Veins 6 and 7 stalked or from cell.[1]

SpeciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1892). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume I. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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