These small moths with almost transparent wings can be common at lights in northern Queensland. Males have unusual structures on their antennae, legs and forewings.
Males are easily separated from other similar species by the elongate basal segment (scape) on the antennae and the elliptical patch of elongate scales on the central part of the forewing (sex scales).
Coastal and montane Queensland north from TownsvilleBiomaps map of <em>Chamaita barnardi</em> specimens from the Australian Museum database http://www.biomaps.net.au/biomaps2/mapam.jsp?cqn=Chamaita%20barnardi&cql=sn&csy=Square
Feeding and diet
Larvae probably feed on lichen