Animal Species:Clouded Footman Anestia ombrophanes Meyrick, 1886

One of two described species in Anestia, this species is restricted to drier inland regions.

Lithosiinae Anestia ombrophanes male

D. Britton © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Clouded Footman

Alternative Name/s

Lichen moth

Identification

Males have strongly bipectinate antennae. This species can be separated from A. semiochrea by the more extensive white markings in the forewing. and the paler yellow hindwings. Females are presumably wingless, as in S. semiochrea

Similar Species

Anestia semiochrea

Distribution

Wedderburn, Kiata, Gisborne (VIC), Perth, Nedlands, Madura, Kojonup, Balladonia Hotel, Hyden, Grass Patch (WA), Nullarbor, Blackwood, Glenelg (SA)

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Anestia ombrophanes specimens from the Australian Museum database

What does this mean?

Feeding and Diet

Larvae feed on lichens

Classification

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

What does this mean?


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