Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth
Lycomorpha pholus (Drury, 1773)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Body and wings bluish black. Tegulae and bases of forewing and hindwing yellowish orange.
Wing Span: 2.5-3.2 cm.
Life History: A day-flier, often seen on flowers such as goldenrod.
Flight: July-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Lichens.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia to North Carolina, west to South Dakota and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
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