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Species Lithacodes fiskeanus - Hodges#4663

Lithacodes fiskeanus
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Limacodidae (Slug Caterpillar Moths)
Genus Lithacodes
Species fiskeanus (Lithacodes fiskeanus - Hodges#4663)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithacodes fiskeanus (Dyar, 1900)
Tortricidia fiskeanus Dyar, 1900
Forewing with two blackish transverse line. In fresh specimens the nearly straight inner line is sharply defined from inner margin to just short of the costal margin. Tornus is rounded. Hindwing dark brown black with paler fringe. Long labial palpi visible from above.
Type locatlity: Iowa
New Hampshire - Florida - Texas (1)
See Also
Heterogenea shurtleffi has upper metatibial spurs absent, labial palpi short, not visible from above, and tornus more pointed. Compare wing shape and note labial palpi in MPG images below:
Lithacodes fiskeanus        Heterogenea shurtleffi
Print References
Dyer, H.G., 1900. A new Cochildian of the Palearatic group. Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 11: 333.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults. (Dr.James Adams) - photograph of pinned adult and states range.