Distribution: southern USA; South and Central America; Antilles.
Type locality: Cuba.
Synonyms: Heliophila subpunctata Harvey 1875;
Leucania punctifera Moeschler 1880;
Leucania senescens Moeschler 1890;
Leucania tinila Schaus 1894;
Leucania misteca Schaus 1898;
Leucania orizaba Schaus 1898.
Source of record: listed by Gowdey (1926) p. 62 (as 'Cirphis inconspicua').
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by Hampson (1905a)
pl. 93, fig. 20. Bernard Lalanne-Cassou, Paris, has identified some of my specimens
from Jamaica as Leucania subpunctata Harvey 1875 and yet others as
L. senescens but he does not synonymise these three species.
Notes: this genus is in the process of extensive revision by Dr. Morton S. Adams
(in press) (John Rawlins pers. comm., 2001).
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