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Genus Hypoprepia

Painted lichen Moth - Hypoprepia fucosa Erebidae: Hypoprepia fucosa - Hypoprepia fucosa Painted Lichen Moth - Hypoprepia fucosa Hypoprepia miniata – Scarlet-winged Lichen Moth - Hypoprepia miniata 8090 Painted Lichen Moth - Hypoprepia fucosa Moth - orange and black on leaf - Hypoprepia fucosa Painted Lichen Moth larva, silken shelter - Hypoprepia fucosa Hypoprepia fucosa
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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 Hypoprepia
4 species in North America (
2 species in Canada (CBIF)
represented throughout US and southern Canada except on the west coast
larvae feed on lichen, algae, and moss on trees
Life Cycle
overwinters as a larva
As of May 2005, the USGS "Moths of North America" site has its images transposed; if the photos labeled H. fucosa and H. miniata traded places, they would be correctly labeled.
H. cadaverosa and inculta occur in the southwestern states, whereas H. fucosa and miniata are widespread throughout the eastern two-thirds of US and southern Canada.
See Also
Cinnabar Moth (Tyria jacobaeae:
Internet References
pinned adult images of the 2 most widespread species [H. fucosa, miniata] (CBIF)
key to adults of the 4 species of Hypoprepia in North America ( [Sept 2017: link no longer valid]