Orange-patched Smoky Moth Pyromorpha dimidiata Herrich-Schäffer, 1854    Synonyms: Hodges #4639.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Zygaenidae   >   Genus Pyromorpha   

Status:

Flies from mid-May through the end of June.

Description:

Compare Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth.

Relationships:

Larvae feed on fallen leaves, especially those of oaks. Orange-patched Smoky Moths mimic beetles in the family Lycidae.

There are 186 records in the project database.

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An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/11/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/25/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/18/2019). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (5/25/2019). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A mating pair of Orange-patched Smoky Moths in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/2/2016). Determined by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/27/2018). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/20/2019). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

Mating Orange-patched Smoky Moths in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/28/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/26/2012). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (5/28/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/31/2013). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/5/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/27/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/8/2006). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/11/2003). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

Orange-patched Smoky Moth in Somerset Co., Maryland (5/26/2021). (c) kgedan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by kgedan via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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