Animal Species:Hobapromea cleta (Turner, 1940)

This species is known from only a handful of specimens in a few northern Queensland locations.

Lithosiinae Hobapromea cleta male

D. Britton © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Lichen moth

Identification

Small white moths with rounded wings. This and an undescribed species have a pair of broad brown stripes in the fore wing, with the latter species having a purple highlight in the brown.

Distribution

Northern Queensland

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Hobapromea cleta specimens from the Australian Museum database

What does this mean?

Feeding and Diet

Larvae probably feed on lichen

Classification

Species:
cleta
Genus:
Hobapromea
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,