Animal Species:Tylanthes ptochias Meyrick, 1889

The females of this distinctive species are not known. It also occurs in Papua New Guinea.

Lithosiinae Tylanthes ptochias male

D. Britton © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Lichen moth

Identification

Forewings are much larger than the hindwings, and have a pronounced ring-like marking in the forewing cell which may have a glandular function. The male genitalia are large in proportion to the abdomen, and are covered in long scales.

Distribution

McIlwraith Ranges and Claudie River (QLD)

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Tylanthes ptochias specimens from the Australian Museum database

What does this mean?

Feeding and Diet

Larvae probably feed on lichens

Classification

Species:
ptochias
Genus:
Tylanthes
Subfamily:
Lithosiinae
Family:
Arctiidae
Superfamily:
Noctuoidea
Order:
Lepidotera
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,