Lichen moth Click to enlarge image
Lichen moth (Arctiidae: Lithosiinae) Image: David Britton
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

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

Introduction

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

Identification

This species can only be separated from lichen moths in other genera by close examination of wing venation. There are also similar undescribed species in this genus.

Distribution

Also from Ravenshoe, Eveyln Scrub (QLD)


Feeding and diet

larvae probably feed on lichen