Thallarcha albicollis (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
Crossed Footman
(one synonym : Comarchis chionea Turner, 1899)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thallarcha albicollis
male
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings with jagged dark brown lines across them. The hindwings are yellow, with black wingtips. The thorax is dark brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Thallarcha albicollis
female, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Pitane albicollis,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXL, fig. 37,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 16, and also Plate 140, fig. 37.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 20-21, 24-25.


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    (updated 29 June 2010)