Animal Species:Chrysoscota tanyphara Turner, 1940
The only described species of Chrysoscota in Australia. Other species occur in Papua New Guinea, all which have narrow trapezoidal forewings.
Standard Common Name
A medium-sized species with elongate very narrow and parallel-sided forewings and relatively narrow hindwings which are almost as long as the forewing.
No other similar species
Eungella, Mt. Bellenden Ker, Ravenshoe, Lake Barrine, Evelyn Scrub, Kuranda, Paluma (QLD)
Distribution by collection data
Feeding and Diet
Larvae probably feed on lichens
Dr David Britton , Head, Natural Sciences & Biodiversity Conservation