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Species Manulea bicolor - Bicolored Moth - Hodges#8043

Bicolored moth - Manulea bicolor Eilema bicolor - Manulea bicolor Moth? I never noticed this type before, colors stand out - Manulea bicolor orange-bordered moth - Manulea bicolor NMW2016 - Moth 71 - Manulea bicolor Moth ID - Manulea bicolor Manulea bicolor Eilema bicolor - Manulea bicolor
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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 Lithosiina
Genus Manulea
Species bicolor (Bicolored Moth - Hodges#8043)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Manulea bicolor (Grote, 1864)
Lithosia bicolor Grote, 1864
Eilema bicolor (Grote, 1864)
Lithosia argillacea Packard, 1864
Transfered from Eilema to Manulea by Dubatolov (2015) (1)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 930217
Wingspan 24-35 mm
Northern North America: Labrador south to New England, west across Canada to South Dakota.
Coniferous forests
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on lichens growing on conifers.
See Also
A view of the abdomen will help to eliminate the very similar Tiger Moth, Euchaetes antica. (check the range = southwestern)
Print References
Covell, p. 58, plate 16 #2 (2)
Dubatolov, V.V., 2015. Taxonomic review of Manulea subgenus Setema (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini). The Canadian Entomologist 147: 1–12.