Rock Lichen Moth
(one synonym : Mosoda anartoides Walker, 1866)
LITHOSIINI, ARCTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Manly, New South Wales)
This Caterpillar is hairy, and is speckled with light and dark grey. It sits passively during the day on a fence or stone. At night, it is thought to feed on
The adult moths have forewings that are dark brown with yellow markings. The hindwings are yellow with a broad irregular dark brown margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
This species has been found in
The adult moths are very difficult to distingish from those of Halone coryphoea, which have off-white forewing markings, and narrow dark markings on the hindwings.
Further reading :
Hans Daniel Johan Wallengren,
Wiener Entomologische Monatsschrift,
Volume 4 (1860), p. 46, No. 64.
(updated 19 November 2011, 8 December 2019, 1 December 2020, 14 March 2021)