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Black-and-Yellow Lichen Moth

Lycomorpha pholus


Northeast USA


The little guy was hilariously patient when I took this photo


MarkOstroff 9 years ago

I'd consider it more moth than a beetle given it's wings

MarkOstroff 9 years ago

Thanks for the heads up. I'm just learning.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Karen, if you look in your link, the “beetle” submitted to BugGuide has also been identified as Lycomorpha pholus.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Lycomorpha pholus is an excellent mimic of Net-winged Beetles, especially in the genus Calopteron, but it is a moth (order Lepidoptera) rather than a beetle (order Coleoptera). Great spotting!

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Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2014
Submitted on Aug 16, 2014

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