Lichen Moth
Cisthene barnesii

lichen moth
This shot was taken with a flash and doesn't really show the beautiful flat chocolate color of this moth. The photo
 below is blurry but shows that satiny color much bettter. It was a beautiful moth.
© Carol Davis, 7-24-2009

Lichen Moth larvae feed on (can you guess?)--lichen!  Species in the Tribe Listhosiini tend to be
very attractive in color and design, although there are some tacky dressers... 
© Carol Davis, 7-24-2009

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