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Lydia Lichen Moth

Asura lydia

Description:

This moth from the Arctiidae family (subfamily Lithosiinae) has black wings with yellow patterns. See the noticeable feathery antennas! Moths in the subfamily Lithosiinae are commonly called lichen moths as their larva feed on litter or lichens.

Habitat:

Spotted in an open field near dry sclerophyll forest. Distribution: southern half of Australia.

Notes:

The wingspan is about 15 mm.

No species ID suggestions

20 Comments

Uday
Uday 2 years ago

welcome! :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Uday!

Uday
Uday 2 years ago

1st pic is wonderful!
nice series

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks Berndt!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Carol! And I enjoyed reading your feature:-)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 2 years ago

Gorgeous! Congratulations on your feature in the blog.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks Emma!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

great find!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks Neil!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 2 years ago

Nice spotting Daniele! Super photography!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks Dan!

dandoucette
dandoucette 2 years ago

Another beauty!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thank you Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Fabulous pics!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Atul and Brandon, thanks!

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 2 years ago

Very cool spotting! The first picture is simply amazing!

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

lovely pics Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks Johan!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 2 years ago

Nice spotting and photos!

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -34.13, Long: 150.83

Spotted on Mar 8, 2012
Submitted on May 22, 2012

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