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Species Manulea bicolor - Bicolored Moth - Hodges#8043

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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 Lithosiina
Genus Manulea
Species bicolor (Bicolored Moth - Hodges#8043)
Hodges Number
8043
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)
Size
Wingspan 24-35 mm
Range
Northern North America: Labrador south to New England, west across Canada to South Dakota.
Habitat
Coniferous forests
Season
June-August
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on lichens growing on conifers.
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.