Leucoma

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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

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

Description[edit]

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. Fore wings 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. Hind wings with vein 3 from before angle of cell. Vein 5 from above angle. Veins 6 and 7 stalked or from cell.[1]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-i". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 

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