Species Details

Lycomorpha pholus

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Common NameSmoky Lichen Moth SeasonalityProbably mid July to August. IdentificationThe basal half of theforewing and basal third of the hindwing is bright orange, with the outer portion of the wings black. This is a diurnal species, and quite unmistakable. Wingspan of about 30mm.

Scientific Name Lycomorpha pholus Common Name Smoky Lichen Moth Habitat Short-grass prairie. Seasonality Probably mid July to August. Identification The basal half of theforewing and basal third of the hindwing is bright orange, with the outer portion of the wings black. This is a diurnal species, and quite unmistakable. Wingspan of about 30mm. Life History This species is diurnal. Diet Info No information available. Range Quebec west to extreme southern Alberta, south to Texas. The only Alberta record is from Milk River (Canadian National Collection of Insects, Ottawa).

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"Species Details - Lycomorpha pholus, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-192. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author

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Specimen Information

There is 1 specimen of this Species.

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UASM210870 - Lycomorpha pholus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Douglas county, Strontia Spring

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