Search results for "Lichen moth"

  • Lichen Moths (Arctiidae: Lithosiinae)

    Species of lichen moth are found all over the world, but most Australian species are endemic (only occur in Australia). Common species in the Sydney region include the banded lichen moth Eutane terminalis, Manulea replana, the lydia lichen moth Asura lydia, the alternating footman Tigroides alternata, and the dimunitive footman Scoliacma nana,

  • lichen moth cocoon Cyana meyricki


  • Lichen Moths in the genus Termessa

    Termessa is a genus of Australian lichen moths containing medium-sized species which usually have bright orange and black contrasting markings

  • Gallery of lichen moths in the genus Termessa

    The genus Termessa has 12 described species of brightly coloured medium-sized lichen moths. They mostly occur in coastal and montane regions of SE Australia, although an undescribed species is known from Kuranda.

  • Revision of Australian lichen moths

    There are many undescribed species of lichen moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, Lithosiinae), and the relationship between the Australian fauna and that of Papua New Guinea and South-East Asia is poorly understood.

  • Pseudophanes melanoptera Turner, 1940

    This remarkable lichen moth is a close mimic of arctiid moths in the subfamily Ctenuchinae. For a long time the species was only known from the type series which was collected in 1906 by F.P. Dodd. Specimens were recently collected by David Rentz in Kuranda.

  • Chrysomesia lophoptera Turner, 1940

    Chrysomesia lophoptera is a species in one of several genera of lichen moths from tropical northern Queensland that are boldly patterned with gold. This is the only described species in the genus in Australia. 

  • Ateucheta zatesima (Hampson, 1914)

    One of many small dull coloured lichen moths, most of which can only be identified to genus and species by examination of wing venation.

  • Schistophleps albida (Walker, 1865)

    These small white moths have only a thin layer of scales so that the wings are almost transparent. They are common at light in regions north of Brisbane in Queensland.

  • Chamaita barnardi (T.P. Lucas, 1894)

    These small moths with almost transparent wings can be common at lights in northern Queensland. Males have unusual structures on their antennae, legs and forewings.

  • Yellow-banded Footman Castulo plagiata Walker, 1854

    This species occurs only at altitudes above 1,000m in SE Australia, and is usually associated with snow gum. The female is not known.

  • Psilopepla mollis (T.P. Lucas, 1894)

    This moth with almost transparent wings has a fragile appearance.

  • Marbled Footman Anestia semiochrea (Butler, 1886)

    The wings of females in this species are completely absent, and they resemble small grub like insects. Larvae and pupae of this species can be commonly found under loose bark of eucalypts.

  • Doubleday's Footman Castulo doubledayi Newman, 1857

    This larger species with contrasting black forewings and bright orange and black hindwings is found in cooler montane regions of SE and SW Australia.

  • Lithosiinae Stenarcha stenopa female