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Crimson-bodied Lichen-Moth

Lerina incarnata Walker, 1854

Tiger Moth Family Arctiidae


Crimson-bodied Lichen-Moth - Lerina incarnata Walker, 1854

Hwy 49, 21 km. W San Luis Potosi
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
18 July 1982 (R. Turnbow)

Range: Southeastern Arizona, south through Central America

Larval Host Plants: Asclepias linaria - Pine-needle Milkweed

Type Locality: Mexico

Similar Species: Monotypic genus

Synonym: robinsonii (Boisduval, 1869)


Moth: Lerina incarnata - Paul Opler
Host: Asclepias linaria Cav. - Conabio


Adult: Lerina incarnata - Bruce Walsh 
Larva: Lerina incarnata - Mike Singer
Host: Asclepias linaria - Conabio

Biography: Francis Walker (1809 - 1874) - Wikipedia


Druce, H. 1881-1990. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera. Volume III . R.H. Porter, London. Pl. 77, fig 14.

Hampson, G.F. 1900. Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosinae) in the collection of the British Museum. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum 2: 589 pp, pl. 18-35

Holland, W.J. 1903. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America. Doubleday, Page, & Co., N.Y. xxiv + 479 pp.

Walker, F. 1854. Lepidoptera Heterocera. In: List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Vol. 2. pp. 279-581.


03 Apr 2007   Mike Quinn / mike.quinn@tpwd.state.tx.us / Texas Entomology / Texas Lep Information