Fast Facts

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

Introduction

This is the only species in the genus Stenarcha, and is restricted to the most southerly parts of Western Australia.

Identification

The forewings are narrow and cryptically patterned in grey, black and brown, whilst the hindwings are grey. The male antennae have sparse short pectinations. There are no similar species which occur within the distribution of S. stenopa.

Distribution

Donnybrook, Porongurup NP, Mundaring, Albany (WA)

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

Feeding and diet

Larvae probably feed on lichens