Painted Lichen (Hypoprepia fucosa)
(Photo: Marvin Smith on 6/2/09)
Painted Lichen Moth
Range: United States and southern Canada east of the Rockies.
Habitat: Wooded areas; adults are nocturnal and come to light.
Season: Adults fly from May to August in the north; perhaps most of the year in Florida.
Food: Larvae feed on lichen, algae, and moss on trees.
Life Cycle: overwinters as a larva.
Species information from BugGuide Species Page.
MPG Species Page
Moths of North Dakota