Painted Lichen Moth (Hypoprepia fucosa) | Ocean City Moths

Painted Lichen Moth (Hypoprepia fucosa)

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Arthropoda >> Class: Insecta >> Order: Lepidoptera >> Family: Arctiidae >>
Genus: Hypoprepia >> Species: H fucosa

Binomial Name: Hypoprepia fucosa

Conservation Status: Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)

Photographer: Robert J Banach
Date: July 16, 2015
Location: Berlin, MD

Painted Lichen Moth (Hypoprepia fucosa)

Facts:

  • The Painted Lichen Moth is found throughout the United States, east of the Rockies, and in Southern Canada
  • The wingspan is from 0.98 – 1.37 inches (25 – 35 mm)
  • The larvae feed on lichen, algae and moss

Painted Lichen Moth (Hypoprepia fucosa)

 

Photographer: Robert J Banach
Date: July 16, 2015
Location: Berlin, MD

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