Animal Species:Chrysoscota tanyphara Turner, 1940

The only described species of Chrysoscota in Australia. Other species occur in Papua New Guinea, all which have narrow trapezoidal forewings.

Lithosiinae Chrysoscota tanyphara male

D. Britton © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Lichen moth

Identification

A medium-sized species with elongate very narrow and parallel-sided forewings and relatively narrow hindwings which are almost as long as the forewing.

Similar Species

No other similar species

Distribution

Eungella, Mt. Bellenden Ker, Ravenshoe, Lake Barrine, Evelyn Scrub, Kuranda, Paluma (QLD)

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Chrysoscota tanyphara specimens from the Australian Museum database

What does this mean?

Habitat

Rainforest

Feeding and Diet

Larvae probably feed on lichens

Classification

Species:
tanyphara
Genus:
Chrysoscota
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,