Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Lithosiinae

Cisthene barnesii (Dyar 1904)

Common name: listed here as 'Barnes' lichen moth.'

Hodges #: 8074.

Identification: Rfw 10.7 mm, fws lead gray with complete or slightly interrupted transverse yellow line; ocelli are absent.

Similar species:  8090, 8114, 8125, 5032, 5034, 5071.

Distribution: southwestern U. S. northward into western Great Plains.

Hosts: Larvae of related species feed on lichens.


SD, Fall River Co., Hot Springs, UV lt. trap,  17- VIII- 1984. coll. G. Fauske.







Last updated: 01/23/07

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

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