kids encyclopedia robot

Cisthene plumbea facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Lead-colored lichen moth
Cisthene plumbea.jpg
Scientific classification
Synonyms
  • Cisthene injecta (Dyar, 1904)
  • Cisthene gamma (Dyar, 1904)
  • Cisthene flavicosta (Draudt, 1918)

Cisthene plumbea, the lead-colored lichen moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. The species was first described by Richard Harper Stretch in 1885. It is found in eastern North America, from southern New Jersey south to northern Florida, west to Wisconsin and Texas.

Cisthene plumbea1

The wingspan is 17–21 mm. Adults are on wing from June to September. There are two generations per year in most of its range. In Louisiana, there are three annual generations.

The larvae feed on lichen.

kids search engine
Cisthene plumbea Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.