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930215 – 8098   Clemensia albata Packard, 1864
             Little White Lichen Moth

Ken Childs
Distribution: Eastern Canada south to SC and west into OK
and Size:
bivoltine peaking mid-June and late August in the Northeast
Genitalia: See ZooKeys, 788: 39-55.
Similar Species:
  • 8098 Clemensia albata, 8098.1 Clemensia ochreata, 8098.2 C. umbrata are best separated by differences in genitalia where ranges overlap. See flight times.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Clemensia albata Packard, 1864
Uxia albida Walker, 1866
Repa cana Walker, 1866
Taxonomic Notes: Clemensia albata: Includes as a synonym Clemensia patella (Druce, 1885) [8098.1].
  • 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)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 46.34m; p. 266. Book Review and ordering
  • Schmidt, B.C. & J.B. Sullivan, 2018. Three species in one: a revision of Clemensia albata Packard (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). ZooKeys, 788: 39-55.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Clemensia albata
Ken Childs
Clemensia albata
Marcia Morris
Clemensia albata
Judy Gallagher
Clemensia albata
Ken Childs
Clemensia albata
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Clemensia albata
Gary Anweiler
Clemensia albata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Clemensia albata
21mm – Jim Vargo

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