Random Insect: Painted lichen moth

Painted lichen moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Hypoprepia fucosa) photographed 07/09/2012 near Palmyra, Michigan.

I came home from the store this evening to find a painted lichen moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Hypoprepia fucosa) waiting on my doorstep. Since my porch light hadn’t come on yet, I think it was early to the party. Like most moths these individuals are nocturnal and are attracted to artificial lights. As the common name suggests, the larvae feed on lichens and also algae and moss.

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About Jeremy Sell

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One Response to Random Insect: Painted lichen moth

  1. Scott says:

    That is one lovely creature.

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