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Species Cisthene liberomacula - Hodges#8062

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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 Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Cisthenina
Genus Cisthene
Species liberomacula (Cisthene liberomacula - Hodges#8062)
Hodges Number
8062
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
original combination Illice liberomacula Dyar, 1904
* phylogenetic sequence # 930179
Size
forewing length 8-10 mm(1)
Range
coastal California(1)
Habitat
almost always found in association with coastal live oaks(1)
Food
lichens on oaks(1)
Print References
Dyar, H. G. (1904) Descriptions of new forms of the genus Illice Walker. Proc. Ent. Soc. Washington 6 (1): 199
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.