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Tribe Lithosiini - Lichen Moths

lichen moth caterpillar - Cisthene packardii Looks like Cisseps fulvicollis, but has yellow legs - Gnamptonychia ventralis Moth - Cisthene angelus Hypoprepia miniata Little White Lichen Moth - Hodges #8098 - Clemensia ochreata erebid 2 - Clemensia albata Pearly-winged Lichen Moth? - Crambidia Moth - orange and black on leaf - 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)
Other Common Names
Footman Moths
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithosiini Billberg, 1820
* formerly subfamily Lithosiinae, when the current Arctiinae was Arctiidae.
Explanation of Names
Lithosiini from the type genus Lithosia Fabricius. From Greek for "stone" due to the grey hue and stony appearance of several species. (1)
4 subtribes; 60 species in 18 genera in our area (2).
Internet References
John Foltz--Univ. Florida
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .