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Species Cisthene striata - Striated Lichen Moth - Hodges#8068

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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 Cisthene
Species striata (Striated Lichen Moth - Hodges#8068)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cisthene striata Ottolengui, 1898
* phylogenetic sequence #930185
Wingspan about 17 mm (Ottolengui, 1898)
Similar to Lead-colored Lichen Moth but with blurry whitish to pale gray dusting in three broad bands in basal 2/3 of forewings and similar color between all veins in outer par of the wing.(1) Pink-orange PM spot on inner margin ranges from large to small or rarely absent. Intermediate forms with Lead-colored occur in n. Florida and s. Georgia (Kons 2001, BOLD). Taxonomic trees from barcoding show specimens of Striated thoroughly intermixed with Lead-colored, suggesting the two taxa may not be genetically distinct.
Mainly Florida but with recent specimens barcoded from s. Georgia.
See Also
Lead-colored Lichen Moth - lacks whitish dusting on forewings; ranges further north and west.
Print References
Kons, Hugo L., Jr. 2001 (ms.). Contributions toward a Lepidoptera (Psycidae, Yponomeutidae, Sesiidae, Cossidae, Zygaenoidea, Thyridida, Drepanoidea, Geometroidea, Mimalonoidea, Bombycoidea, Sphingoidea, & Noctuoidea) biodiversity inventory of the Univ. of Florida Nat. Area Teaching Lab. 17 p.
Ottolengui, R. (1898) A new Bombycid. The Canadian Entomologist 30 (3): 101
Sexton, C., and H. McGuinness. 2017. Identification of lichen moths in the genus Cisthene in the central and eastern U.S. Southern Lep. News (39(4):309-322.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A Revision of the Species of Cisthene Known to Occur North of the Mexican Border (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Lithosiinae)
Carroll B. Knowlton. 1967. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 93(1): 41-100.