Animal Species:Trischalis aureoplagiata (Rothschild, 1913)

This attractive purple and gold species comes in two forms.

Lithosiinae Trischalis aureoplagiata male

D. Britton © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Lichen moth

Identification

This distinctive species with rounded golden yellow forewings with metallic purple markings comes in two forms. One form has the outline of the purple marking only, and the other has the purple marking filled with grey-purple.

Distribution

In Australia this species has been collected from sites around Claudie River in northern QLD.

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Trischalis aureoplagiata specimens from the Australian Museum database

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Classification

Species:
aureoplagiata
Genus:
Trischalis
Subfamily:
Lithosiinae
Family:
Arctiidae
Superfamily:
Noctuoidea
Order:
Lepidoptera
Class:
Insecta
Phylum:
Arthropoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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Dr David Britton , Head, Natural Sciences & Biodiversity Conservation
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Tags lichen moths, Lithosiinae,