Thalatha melanophrica Turner, 1922
ACRONICTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the adult moth have a pattern of black, white, and cream. The hind wings are dark grey-brown, fading toward the bases, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 35, Part 1 (1922), p. 36.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (written 7 August 2012)