Lichen moths

This will conclude the September 23 outing to the grasslands. So in this post, are two moths I found. First one is a moth that I had not seen before.

Packard’s Lichen Moth (Cisthene packardii) found on the American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)!

As you can see, it came home with me. It was about 6 or 7 mm in length.

The larva feeds on lichens and algae.

The second moth was the Painted Lichen Moth (Hypoprepia fucosa)! I have seen this one before. The larva also feeds on lichen, algae and mosses which I have not found yet. But I am hoping I will one day. 🙂

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


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