Animal Species: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.
Standard Common Name
Males have strongly bipectinate antennae. Males of this species can be separated from A. ombrophanes by the darker forewings and rich orange hindwings.
Distribution by collection data
Feeding and Diet
Larvae feed on lichens on trees
Dr David Britton , Acting Head, Natural Sciences & Biodiversity Conservation