Asura lydia (Lydia lichen moth)
Posted on December 12, 2019 / 1211
Asura lydia, the Lydia lichen moth is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is distributed in various parts of Australia and some parts of Southeast Asia.
The wingspan is about 15 mm. Adults are black and yellow.
The larvae can be found on various herbaceous plants, but feed on leaf litter or lichen. The larvae are furry grey and reach a length of about 10 mm. Pupation takes place on a leaf or wall within a cocoon covered in grey hairs.