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Scarlet-Winged Lichen Moth

Hypoprepia miniata

Description:

Family: Erebidae, Subfamily: Arctiinae, Tribe: Lithosiini. Small and common but strikingly colorful lichen moth. Nocturnal visiting my light. TL 15-21 mm. Lead gray FW with wide scarlet border and shading along central veins. Thorax and head are also red. Hosts: Tree lichen

Habitat:

Near woodlands and meadows

Notes:

Yes, it is this red... no enhancement. Flash photography at night.

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10 Comments

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 7 years ago

Thanks so much KrantiAzad. One of my favorite small moths and yes it is that red. I have a new account. Soon more moths to come.

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 7 years ago

nice !

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Lovely coloured moth :)

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

amazing as usual! :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Spectacular...

jimmy76
jimmy76 8 years ago

Pretty

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Awesome color combo..!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Beautiful!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Really? It is red? I didn't notice. HA! LOL! (This thing was blinding red.) Absolutely one of my favorite small ones.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Another great spot Carol! This would be perfect for The Color Red mission too, you can squeeze one last mission out of this.

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

penna, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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