One of two described species in Anestia, this species is restricted to drier inland regions.
Males have strongly bipectinate antennae. This species can be separated from A. semiochrea by the more extensive white markings in the forewing. and the paler yellow hindwings. Females are presumably wingless, as in S. semiochrea
Wedderburn, Kiata, Gisborne (VIC), Perth, Nedlands, Madura, Kojonup, Balladonia Hotel, Hyden, Grass Patch (WA), Nullarbor, Blackwood, Glenelg (SA)
Biomaps map of <em>Anestia ombrophanes</em> specimens from the Australian Museum database http://www.biomaps.net.au/biomaps2/mapam.jsp?cqn=anestia%20ombrophanes&cql=sn&csy=Square
Feeding and diet
Larvae feed on lichens