Idalima tasso (Jordan, 1912)
(formerly known as Argyrolepidia tasso )
AGARISTINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Idalima tasso
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The forewings of the adult moths are black, each with arcs of pale blue spots, and white spots near the middle. The hindwings are black, each with a white submarginal arc. The abdomen is black, with an yellow tuft of hair on the tail. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Karl Jordan,
    Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region, Agaristidae,
    in Adalbert Seitz (ed.):
    The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Volume 11 (1933), p. 22.


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    (written 7 June 2019)