Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Lithosiinae

Crambidia pallida Packard 1864

Common name: Pale lichen moth.

Hodges #: 8045.1.

Identification: Rfw 11.6 mm, ground color fws brown, veins paler; hws gray with yellow fringe. Fw have only two veins arising from lower half of discal cell, cubitus 'bifid'.  Head with palpi short, ocelli absent. 

Similar species:  8043, 5399, 5403.

Distribution: Southern Canada and eastern U.S. to the eastern edge of the Great Plains.

Hosts: Larvae feed on lichens.


ND, Ransom Co., Little Yellowstone State Park.  Hg/UV lt. 25- VII- 2001, coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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