Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

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

Hodges#8099 - Pagara simplex Pagara simplex Lichen moth? - Pagara simplex - male Pagara simplex Pagara simplex Pagara simplex - Mouse-colored Lichen Moth - Pagara simplex Pagara simplex Mouse-colored Lichen Moth - Pagara simplex
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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.