The only described species of Chrysoscota in Australia. Other species occur in Papua New Guinea, all which have narrow trapezoidal forewings.
A medium-sized species with elongate very narrow and parallel-sided forewings and relatively narrow hindwings which are almost as long as the forewing.
Eungella, Mt. Bellenden Ker, Ravenshoe, Lake Barrine, Evelyn Scrub, Kuranda, Paluma (QLD)Biomaps map of <em>Chrysoscota tanyphara</em> specimens from the Australian Museum database http://www.biomaps.net.au/biomaps2/mapam.jsp?cqn=Chrysoscota%20tanyphara&cql=sn&csy=Square
Feeding and diet
Larvae probably feed on lichens