Animal Species:Stenarcha stenopa (Meyrick, 1886)

This is the only species in the genus Stenarcha, and is restricted to the most southerly parts of Western Australia.

Lithosiinae Stenarcha stenopa male

D. Britton © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Lichen moth

Identification

The forewings are narrow and cryptically patterned in grey, black and brown, whilst the hindwings are grey. The male antennae have sparse short pectinations. There are no similar species which occur within the distribution of S. stenopa.

Distribution

Donnybrook, Porongurup NP, Mundaring, Albany (WA)

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Stenarcha stenopa specimens from the Australian Museum database

What does this mean?

Feeding and Diet

Larvae probably feed on lichens

Classification

Species:
stenopa
Genus:
Stenarcha
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,