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Species Pagara simplex - Mouse-colored Lichen Moth - Hodges#8099

Illinois  Data Point - Pagara simplex Lichen moth? - Pagara simplex - male Pagara simplex Pagara simplex ? caterpillar to moth - Pagara simplex Pagara simplex ? caterpillar to moth - Pagara simplex Mouse-colored Lichen Moth? - Pagara simplex - female Pagara simplex another Virbia? - Pagara simplex
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Pagara
Species simplex (Mouse-colored Lichen Moth - Hodges#8099)
Hodges Number
8099
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
All-Leps shows this now in Arctiinae, Phaegopterini rather than in Lithosiinae
Explanation of Names
Pagara simplex Walker, 1856
Identification

Det. J & J Balaban, 2016
Range
se US (mostly: TX-FL-MD-KS) - Map (MPG, BAMONA)
Season
mostly: Mar-Oct(1), but can be yr round in southern states (BG, MPG data)
Food
Common Milkweed (A. syriaca) - BG data


Green Milkweed (A. viridis) - BG data, BAMONA
Remarks
apparently uncommon (1), never common (in FL) (2)
Print References
Walker, 1856. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 7: 1509-1808. (1679)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.