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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"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 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Arctiidae Genus Lycomorpha Species Lycomorpha pholus
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum