Animal Species:Ateucheta zatesima (Hampson, 1914)

One of many small dull coloured lichen moths, most of which can only be identified to genus and species by examination of wing venation.

Lithosiinae Ateucheta zatesima male

D. Britton © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Lichen moth

Identification

This species can  only be separated from lichen moths in other genera by close examination of wing venation. There are also similar undescribed species in this genus.

Similar Species

other small grey-brown lichen moths

Distribution

Also from Ravenshoe, Eveyln Scrub (QLD)

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Ateucheta zatesima specimens from the Australian Museum database

What does this mean?

Feeding and Diet

larvae probably feed on lichen

Classification

Species:
zatesima
Genus:
Ateucheta
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,