Local Wainscot Moths: Tribe Leucaniini…

Leucan 1BLeucan 2 Leucan 6BLeucan 3Leucan 4Leucan 5

These photographs introduce our common local Wainscot Moths (Family Noctuidae, Subfamily Noctuinae, Tribe Leucaniini).  Images shown here represent three genera and 5-6 species, all of which were found and photographed in either northeastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota.   

I find Wainscot moths very difficult to identify, so I’m hoping to get more familiar with this group of moths in the coming year.  See if you can identity a few of these moths by matching images shown here with those found on pages 494-499 of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.   Moth Book Click on this link to the Moth Photographer’s Guide to view images of these and many other North American Wainscots: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/slow.php?plate=32&page=10&size=s&sort=h

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