Ionthas ataracta Hampson, 1914
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ionthas ataracta
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with variable yellow spots. The hindwings are yellow with broad brown margins.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 1 (1900), pp. 777-778, No. 1001.


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    (written 9 June 2017)