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scientific name    Lycomorpha pholus    

common name     Smoky Lichen Moth

habitat
Short-grass prairie.

seasonality
Probably mid July to August.

identification
The basal half of theforewing and basal third of the hindwing is bright orange, with the outer portion of the wings black. This is a diurnal species, and quite unmistakable. Wingspan of about 30mm.

life history
This species is diurnal.

diet info
No information available.

range
Quebec west to extreme southern Alberta, south to Texas. The only Alberta record is from Milk River (Canadian National Collection of Insects, Ottawa).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=192



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