Lichen moth Click to enlarge image
Lithosiinae Aedoea decreta male - Holotype Image: David Britton
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    decreta
    Genus
    Aedoea
    Subfamily
    Lithosiinae
    Family
    Arctiidae
    Super Family
    Noctuoidea
    Order
    Lepidoptera
    Class
    Insecta
    Phylum
    Arthropoda
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Introduction

Few identified specimens of this nondescript species can be found in collections, but there are probably many waiting to be identified.

Identification

This species has golden brown forewings and pale grey hindwings in the male, and predominantly grey females. Difficult to identify without detailed inspection of wing venation. It could easily be confused with species of Lambula in particular.

Distribution

One other specimen in ANIC is from Ingham (QLD)

Feeding and diet

larvae probably feed on lichens