Lichen Moths and their Kin

of the New England Region 

Family:  Erebidae   

(tigers, tussocks, underwings, fruit piercers, litter moths) 

Subfamily:  Arctiinae   

(tiger moths, wasp moths, and lichen moths)

Tribe: Lithosiini

(Lichen moths)

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Presented by Sam Jaffe and The Caterpillar Lab. 

The following resources were used in the creation of these galleries: 

• Samuel Jaffe original photographs and associated Life History Notes.

• David Wagner accounts from "The Caterpillars of Eastern North America"

Moth Photographer's Group range maps


Hypoprepia fucosa

Painted Lichen Moth

Other New England Lithosiini species not yet represented here

Cisthene packardii – Packard's Lichen Moth

Lycomorpha pholus – Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth

• Hypoprepia miniata – Scarlet-winged Lichen Moth

Clemensia albata – Little White Lichen Moth

Crambidia casta – Pearly-winged Lichen Moth

Crambidia pallida – Pale Lichen Moth

Manulea bicolor – Bicolored Moth

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The Caterpillar Lab fosters greater appreciation and care for the complexity and beauty of our local natural history through live caterpillar educational programs, research initiatives, and photography and film projects. We believe that an increased awareness of one’s local environment is the foundation on which healthy and responsible attitudes towards the broader natural systems of this world is built.

© 2015 CATERPILLAR LAB INC.  With original artwork by Heather Reid and Samuel Jaffe


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