Fast Facts

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

Introduction

This species is known from only a handful of specimens in a few northern Queensland locations.

Identification

Small white moths with rounded wings. This and an undescribed species have a pair of broad brown stripes in the fore wing, with the latter species having a purple highlight in the brown.

Distribution

Northern Queensland

Biomaps map of <em>Hobapromea cleta</em> specimens from the Australian Museum database http://www.biomaps.net.au/biomaps2/mapam.jsp?cqn=Hobapromea%20cleta&cql=sn&csy=Square

Feeding and diet

Larvae probably feed on lichen