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930184 – 8067   Cisthene plumbea Stretch, 1885
             Lead-colored Lichen Moth

© Gretchen Grammer
Similar Species:
  • Cisthene plumbea and striata cannot be reliably separated using DNA barcoding and may be the same species, PLoS ONE 12 (6): e0178548; Supplementary Table S8.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Cisthene plumbea Stretch, 1885
Illice flavicosta Draudt, 1918
Illice gamma Dyar, 1904
Illice injecta Dyar, 1904
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Sexton, C., & H. McGuinness, 2017. Identification of lichen moths in the genus Cisthene in the central and eastern U.S. Southern Lepidopterists' News, (39(4): 309-322.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Zahiri R., J.D. Lafontaine, B.C. Schmidt, J.R. deWaard, E.V. Zakharov, P.D.N. Hebert, 2017. Probing planetary biodiversity with DNA barcodes: The Noctuoidea of North America. PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0178548.
Cisthene plumbea
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Cisthene plumbea
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Cisthene plumbea
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Cisthene plumbea
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Cisthene plumbea
17mm – © Jim Vargo

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