Halone sinuata (Wallengren, 1860)
Rock Lichen Moth
(one synonym : Mosoda anartoides Walker, 1866)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Halone sinuata larva
(Photo: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

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

  • Mould,
  • Lichen, and
  • Algae.

    Halone sinuata
    (Photo: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

    The adult moths have forewings that are dark brown with white speckles. The hindwings are yellow with a broad irregular dark brown margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    This species has been found in

  • New South Wales.

    Halone sinuata
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading :

    Hans Daniel Johan Wallengren,
    Lepidopterologische Mittheilungen,
    Wiener Entomologische Monatsschrift,
    Volume 4 (1860), p. 46, No. 64.


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    (updated 19 November 2011)