Animal Species:Ameleta panochra Turner, 1940

This species is known from very few specimens in collections, but this may represent undercollection rather than real rarity.

Lithosiinae Ameleta panochra male

D. Britton © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Lichen moth

Identification

Similar to many other grey and white species from other genera (especially females of some Lambula spp. and Microstola ammoscia), but the arrangement of the black spots around the cell of the forewing and the shape of the wings is diagnostic.

Similar Species

Microstola ammoscia

Distribution

Lake Eacham and Kuranda (QLD)

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Ameleta panochra specimens from the Australian Museum database

What does this mean?

Feeding and Diet

larvae probably feed on lichens

Classification

Species:
panochra
Genus:
Ameleta
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,