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Scarlet-Winged Lichen Moth

Hypoprepia miniata


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


Near woodlands and meadows


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

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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 7 years ago

nice !

Jeannette 8 years ago

Lovely coloured moth :)

Uday 8 years ago

amazing as usual! :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago


jimmy76 8 years ago


Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Awesome color combo..!

alicelongmartin 8 years ago


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 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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