Animal Species:Aedoea decreta (Butler, 1877)

Few identified specimens of this nondescript species can be found in collections, but there are probably many waiting to be identified.

Lithosiinae Aedoea decreta male

D. Britton © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Lichen moth

Identification

This species has golden brown forewings and pale grey hindwings in the male, and predominantly grey females. Difficult to identify without detailed inspection of wing venation. It could easily be confused with species of Lambula in particular.

Similar Species

Lambula spp.

Distribution

One other specimen in ANIC is from Ingham (QLD)

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Aedoea decreta specimens from the Australian Museum database

What does this mean?

Feeding and Diet

larvae probably feed on lichens

Classification

Species:
decreta
Genus:
Aedoea
Subfamily:
Lithosiinae
Family:
Arctiidae
Superfamily:
Noctuoidea
Order:
Lepidoptera
Class:
Insecta
Phylum:
Arthropoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?


Dr David Britton , Head, Natural Sciences & Biodiversity Conservation
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Tags lichen moth, Lithosiinae,