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

8099 Mouse-colored Lichen female - Pagara simplex Gray moth with a little yellow around its head - Pagara simplex Pagara simplex ? caterpillar to moth - Pagara simplex Pagara simplex Pagara simplex unknown moth - Pagara simplex Euchaetes egle - Milkweed Tussock Moth - Pagara simplex Euchaetes egle - Milkweed Tussock Moth - Pagara simplex
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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 Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Pagara
Species simplex (Mouse-colored Lichen Moth - Hodges#8099)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
All-Leps shows this now in Arctiinae, Phaegopterini rather than in Lithosiinae
Explanation of Names
Pagara simplex Walker, 1856

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

Green Milkweed (A. viridis) - BG data, BAMONA
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.