Fast Facts

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

Introduction

The only described species of Chrysoscota in Australia. Other species occur in Papua New Guinea, all which have narrow trapezoidal forewings.

Identification

A medium-sized species with elongate very narrow and parallel-sided forewings and relatively narrow hindwings which are almost as long as the forewing.

Habitat

Rainforest

Distribution

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