|Common name: Painted lichen moth.
Hodges #: 8090.
Identification: Rfw13.8 mm, fw and marginal band of hw blue-gray,
fw streaks yellow-orange, hw ground color pink; thorax and abdomen gray.
Similar species: 8089, 8092,
Distribution: southern Canada and U. S. east of the Rockies.
Hosts: Larvae feed on mosses and lichens on trees.
Note: as of this writing, the USGS website has the names of
8090 and 8089 transposed with respect to the photographs, consequently
distributional data from that site are questionable.
SD, Minnehaha Co., Sioux Falls, 12- VIII- 1980, coll. G. Fauske.
Head and prothorax showing vari-colored pattern of
vertex, ptagiae, tegulae and mesoscutum.