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.

Lithosiinae Anestia semiochrea male

D. Britton © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Marbled Footman

Alternative Name/s

Lichen moth

Identification

Males have strongly bipectinate antennae. Males of this species can be separated from A. ombrophanes by the darker forewings and rich orange hindwings.

Similar Species

Anestia ombrophanes

Distribution by collection data

Biomaps map of Anestia semiochrea specimens from the Australian Museum database

What does this mean?

Feeding and Diet

Larvae feed on lichens on trees

Classification

Species:
semiochrea
Genus:
Anestia
Subfamily:
Lithosiinae
Family:
Arctiidae
Superfamily:
Noctuoidea
Order:
Lepidoptera
Class:
Insecta
Phylum:
Arthropoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?


Dr David Britton , Head, Natural Sciences & Biodiversity Conservation
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Tags lichen moth, Lithosiinae,