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Painted Lichen Moth

Hypoprepia fucosa


Orange moth with 3 black stripes and red on the lower wing dorsum.


Semi-rural back yard attracted to moth light trap.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Beautiful moth! Congrats, Lisa.

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Lisa, your beautiful Painted Lichen Moth has been chosen to illustrate today's fact for National Moth Week 2017:

National Moth Week 2017 is still on! Thanks to all of you who are submitting moths spottings! In honor of this year’s focus on tiger moths, Project Noah ranger, National Moth Week organizer and Cornell University entomology student Jacob Gorneau is bringing us daily interesting facts about tiger moths (Erebidae: Arctiinae):
"One group of tiger moths, known as the lichen moths, are well-known for feeding on lichens rather than plants. Some adults, like this beautiful Painted Lichen moth (Hypoprepia fucosa) are both aposematically colored and may be mimics of fireflies".
Painted Lichen moth (Hypoprepia fucosa) spotted in Tennessee, USA, by Lisa Powers
National Moth Week is from July 22-30. Are you participating? Please register a public or private event here:, especially if your country or region isn't on the map yet!
Don't forget to submit photos of moths you spot here!



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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2015
Submitted on Jun 14, 2015

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