Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Lithosiinae

Eilema bicolor (Grote 1864)

Common name: Bi-colored lichen moth.

Hodges #: 8043.

Identification: Rfw 12.7 mm, Palpi short, ocelli absent, tegulae and costal margin of fw yellow.

Similar species:  8045.1, 2415

Distribution: Southern Canada, and northern U.S., south in Rockies to Colorado.

Hosts: Larvae feed on lichens associated with conifers.


MN, Lake Co., Lake Leander barrens,  T160N  R19W, Sec. 17.  Hg/UV light, 16- VII- 1992,  coll. G. Fauske.


Ventral fw of E. bicolor showing three veins arising from lower half of the discal cell.





Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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