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Species Cisthene plumbea - Lead-colored Lichen Moth - Hodges#8067

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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 Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Cisthenina
Genus Cisthene
Species plumbea (Lead-colored Lichen Moth - Hodges#8067)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cisthene plumbea Stretch, 1885
* phylogenetic sequence #930184
17-21 mm wingspan
Eastern North America: southern New Jersey south to northern Florida, west to Wisconsin, Texas
June-September (2 broods)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on lichens.
Print References
Brou Jr., V. A. (2004) Cisthene plumbea in Louisiana. South. Lepid. News 26: 7
Covell Jr., C. V. (1984) A field guide to the moths of eastern North America. p.61, pl.12, f.15(1)
Wagner, D. L. (2005) Caterpillars of Eastern North America. p. 459(2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Discover Life - David L. Wagner photo of caterpillar
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.