Thalatha guttalis (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Bryophila militata T.P. Lucas, 1898)
ACRONICTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thalatha guttalis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth have white forewings with scattered black spots. The hindwings are white, each with a large dark brown area at the wingtip. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Thalatha guttalis
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 121.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1267.


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    (written 1 November 2014)