Animal Species:Chamaita barnardi (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
These small moths with almost transparent wings can be common at lights in northern Queensland. Males have unusual structures on their antennae, legs and forewings.
Standard Common Name
Males are easily separated from other similar species by the elongate basal segment (scape) on the antennae and the elliptical patch of elongate scales on the central part of the forewing (sex scales).
Psilopepla mollis, Schistopleps albida. S. obducta
Coastal and montane Queensland north from Townsville
Distribution by collection data
Feeding and Diet
Larvae probably feed on lichen
Dr David Britton , Acting Head, Natural Sciences & Biodiversity Conservation