Animal Species:Tylanthes ptochias Meyrick, 1889
The females of this distinctive species are not known. It also occurs in Papua New Guinea.
Standard Common Name
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.
McIlwraith Ranges and Claudie River (QLD)
Distribution by collection data
Feeding and Diet
Larvae probably feed on lichens
Dr David Britton , Acting Head, Natural Sciences & Biodiversity Conservation