Fast Facts

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

Introduction

This moth with almost transparent wings has a fragile appearance.

Identification

Smaller and more delicate in appearance than similar transparent species in other genera. There is a single indistinct black spot in the forewing cell.

Distribution

Queensland north from Brisbane. A record from Sydney is probably a label error

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

Feeding and diet

larvae probably feed on lichens