(one synonym : Lithosia rubrata Hampson, 1900)
LITHOSIINAE , ARCTIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)
This Caterpillar has been observed feeding on :
The adult moth is half scarlet and half black. It has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The species is found in
and over most of Australia, including :
Further reading :
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval,
in M.J. Dumont d'Urville: Faune Entomologique de L'Ocean Pacifique,
Voyage de Decouvertes de la Corvette l'Astrolabe,
Division 7, Part 1 (1832), p. 211, No. 4., and also Plate 3, fig. 9.
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 18.21, 31.7, p. 438.
The Australian Arctiid Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae) with emphasis on Creatonotos Gangis,
Issue 65 (June 2012), pp. 12-13,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 20-21, 26-27.
(updated 27 May 2012)