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Species Cisthene packardii - Packard's Lichen Moth - Hodges#8072

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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 packardii (Packard's Lichen Moth - Hodges#8072)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cisthene packardii (Grote(1), 1863)
Hypoprepia packardii Grote, 1863
Phylogenetic sequence # 930189
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of entomologist/palaeontologist Alpheus S. Packard Jr..
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 20 species of the genus Cisthene in America north of Mexico. (2)
Conner et al. (2009) listed the wingspan as 19 mm., and reported the larva mature to 12 mm. (3)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)

Conner et al. (2009) stated the larva are grey to charcoal with wispy setae an yellow pinacula ringed with black; head mottled black. (3)
Heppner (2003) listed the range to include New York to Florida, Missouri to Texas. (5), (6), (7), (8)
Conner et al. (2009) stated barrens and dry oak woodlands in the north and a variety of woodlands and scrubs in the south. (3)
Heppner (2003) reported February to December in Florida. (8)
Conner et al. (2009) reported algae and lichens. (3)
Heppner (2003) reported lichens. (8)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1863. Additions to the catalogue of the U.S. Lepidoptera, No. 3. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 2 (1): 31.