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Lichen moth - Leuconycta diphteroides

Lichen moth - Leuconycta diphteroides
Whiterock Conservancy, Guthrie County, Iowa, USA
May 24, 2008
Size: 1"
Attracted to light on sheet set up in small lawn in wooded valley.

Leuconycta diptheroides
MJ Hatfield identified this as Leuconycta diptheroides.

MJ Hatfield created this poster from her photo of the lichen moth on a lichen-covered tree branch:

The "Ledges Lichen Trail" is a new interpretive trail established in Ledges State Park (central Iowa) to teach identification of lichens. A slidehow of the lichens along that trail is available on the DNR webpage for Ledges State Park (scroll down to the second paragraph under "Trails").

Lichen trail poster permission
Does anyone know how I might contact MJ Hatfield for permission to use this poster image in an educational newsletter put out by University of Maryland Extension?

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